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Joseph Boudreaux in Louisiana Story

Louisiana Story

1948 NR

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.