The vibrant life of Mardi Gras almost perished under the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. Steeped in tradition, this New Orleans bacchanalia is a 24-hour party like no other in America. This documentary starts a month before the last feast day before Lent, and follows revelers from a variety of walks of life. It is a testament to the New Orleans that once was, "the city that care forgot." Winner of the 1996 Filmmakers Trophy for Best Documentary at Sundance.
Mardi Gras touches the lives of everyone in the city of New Orleans. From spectacular costumes to infectious music, Mardi Gras celebrations fill the neighborhoods and spill into the streets.