Movies: The Order of Myths
The Order of Myths
The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703.

In 2007, it is still racially segregated. Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals. With unprecedented access, she traces the exotic world of secret mystic societies and centuries-old traditions and pageantry; diamond-encrusted crowns, voluminous, hand-sewn gowns, surreal masks and enormous paper mache floats. Against this opulent backdrop, she uncovers a tangled web of historical violence and power dynamics, elusive forces that keep this hallowed tradition organized along enduring color lines. Rated No Rating .

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Directed by: Margaret Brown
Written by: Margaret Brown
Running time: 1hr 37min
Opens: Jul 25, 2008 NY
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