Filmmaker Interview

Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker (1992)

In Louisiana, Mardi gras and elections run neck and neck as the number one pastime. Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics presents a cast of characters only the Bayou State could produce: Huey P. Long, his excellency, the dictator of Louisiana; Uncle Earl K. Long, committed to an asylum while he was still governor; and Jimmie Davis singing his farewell speech to the state legislature. Filmmakers Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker talk about Louisiana politics, their hopes for the film and the state of documentary filmmaking in the early 1990s in this 1992 Behind the Lens interview. Watch a 2010 interview with filmmakers »

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