Rent Louisiana Story on DVD

Louisiana Story

1948 Rated NR 1hr 19m

Told from the perspective of a young Cajun boy living on the bayou, this poetic and visually arresting film by director Robert J. Flaherty dramatizes the installation of an oil derrick and its effects on the surrounding land and its people. Newly restored, this Oscar-nominated, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece -- the last film by "father of the documentary" Flaherty -- has a much-deserved spot on the National Film Registry.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; Letters Home feature (reading of cinematographer Richard Leacock's letters with images from the production); Flaherty and Film featurette; documentary excerpt from Hidden and Seeking; excerpt from Flaherty's The Land; "study film" commentary over opening sequence.