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Marc and Ann

USA, 1991 (MIFF 1992, Documentary)

Director: Les Blank

Les Blank's Flower Films presents the latest m a series of films on Louisiana and Caj'un cul­ture by filmmakers Les Blank, Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon. "It bit me and got a hold of me and I never could get it out of my blood" is how Marc Savoy describes the begin­ning, at age seven, of his life-long love affair with Cajun music. Marc, a musician, irreverent storyteller and world renowned accordion-builder, and Ann Allen Savoy, mother of four and author of Cajun Music: A Reflection of a Peo­ple, work to preserve Cajun culture with equal helpings of passion, humour and talent.

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