I Went To The Dance

Q&A with Maureen Gosling, Harrod Blank!
Live Music by Creole Belles Trio w/ Andrew Carriere!

(J’AI ÉTÉ AU BAL) is the seminal film on the history of the foot-stomping, toe-tapping music of French Southwest Louisiana. The film features many Cajun and Zydeco greats, Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, Canray Fontenont, Marc and Ann Savoy, D.L. Menard, Boozoo Chavis and many more. Newly restored in 5K, I WENT TO THE DANCE (J’AI ÉTÉ AU BAL),celebrates the music of Southwest Louisiana. Blank, Strachwitz & Gosling’s film brims with tender affection for its subjects, the vitality of their marvelous music, and a generosity of spirit.

“(A) colorful record of its era, filled with music from some of the best to ever do it: from Clifton Chenier, BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet, Marc and Ann Savoy, D.L. Menard, Rockin’ Sidney, Wayne Toups, Queen Ida and others… (from) the late, great Bay Area documentarian Les Blank.”
– G. Allen Johnson, SF Chronicle 

1h 24m
Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz & Maureen Gosling
DCP - New Restoration!
First Showing
September 16, 2023