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84 Ratings

Tchoupitoulas

Directed by Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
United States, 2012
Documentary

Synopsis

Tchoupitoulas is a story of the New Orleans night. It is a visually exhilarating and aurally immersive record of one night in the many lives of a thriving nocturnal populace.

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Tchoupitoulas Directed by Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
Tchoupitoulas is largely successful in painting the manic bacchanalia of Mardi Gras, but the city competes with William Zanders for most vibrant, loudmouthed character.
May 02, 2013
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The filmmaking model for Tchoupitoulas is not Errol Morris or Werner Herzog or Ross McElwee. Rather, the Ross brothers seem to be channeling Morris Engel’s independently produced 1953 film Little Fugitive and Kent MacKenzie’s 1961 The Exiles, both of which used thin narratives and casts of nonactors to give viewers tours of visually striking environments…
December 07, 2012
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“Tchoupitoulas” explores the border between innocence and experience. It is alive with the risk and curiosity of youth, and unapologetic in insisting that the pursuit of fun can be a profound and transformative experience.
December 06, 2012
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