American Experience: New Orleans

Overview

Explore the rich history of the city gave rise to jazz, and endured one of the greatest natural disasters ever to strike American soil. A colorful cultural melting pot with a history that's deeper than the darkest bayou, New Orleans' diverse culture inspired such artists as Tennessee Williams and Louis Armstrong to produce works that still resonate decades after their deaths. From Huey Long's war against the "Old Regulars" to Mardi Gras, the exodus of the middle class and Hurricane Katrina, this documentary ...
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Overview

Explore the rich history of the city gave rise to jazz, and endured one of the greatest natural disasters ever to strike American soil. A colorful cultural melting pot with a history that's deeper than the darkest bayou, New Orleans' diverse culture inspired such artists as Tennessee Williams and Louis Armstrong to produce works that still resonate decades after their deaths. From Huey Long's war against the "Old Regulars" to Mardi Gras, the exodus of the middle class and Hurricane Katrina, this documentary paints a vivid picture of the city where anything seems possible.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Interview with filmmaker Stephen Ives
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2007
  • UPC: 841887008358
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,376

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Wright Voice Only
Technical Credits
Stephen Ives Director, Producer
Jenny Carchman Producer
Michelle Ferrari Screenwriter
Sari Gilman Editor
Teese Gohl Musical Arrangement
Daniel B. Gold Cinematographer
Stephen Kazmierski Cinematographer
Peter Nelson Cinematographer
Ben Ostrower Associate Producer
Deborah Peretz Editor
Amanda Pollak Producer
Buddy Squires Cinematographer
Andrew Young Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: New Orleans
2. A City's Survival [2:06]
3. People of Early New Orleans [10:46]
4. A Connection to the Past [2:53]
5. Resistance to Reconstruction [10:29]
6. Rex, King of Carnival [3:37]
7. Plessy v. Ferguson [8:36]
8. Rebuilding the Neighborhood [5:14]
9. Birth of Jazz [10:55]
10. The 1927 Flood [12:44]
11. "Let the Good Times Roll" [3:37]
12. A Home to Artists [9:20]
13. Finding Acceptance [3:05]
14. Louis Armstrong Returns Home [9:12]
15. Desegregation and Suburbanization [10:44]
16. New Orleans' Promise [3:08]
17. Credits [3:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Experience: New Orleans
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes: Monk Bourdreaux
      Deleted Scenes: Jazz Funeral
      Interview With Filmmaker Stephen Ives
   PBS.org
   American Experience
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