($8.50 a Barrel!)
Moviegoers were caught from the first scene… Scenes on the bayou are beautiful and dramatic.
- New Orleans Times-Picayune
Two men, one 82, the other 93, recount what occurred in the fishing village of Golden Meadow, Louisiana, during two weeks of the summer of 1938. As leaders of opposing sides of “the Shrimp War,” each tells the truth of what happened — his truth — and thus each inevitably contradicts the other. Choosing sides once again, their neighbors and relatives don period costumes, drive vintage cars, and ride ‘30s era boats to recreate two distinctly different versions of the battles and intrigue, as the audience goes along on the fascinating transition of regional history into local myth. An award-winning film. In Cajun French with English subtitles.
“Pitre has arrived at a unique form of filmmaking marked by an authenticity of cultural character.” Southwest Media Review