TOOTIE'S LAST SUIT
Editor Felix Andrew
Cinematographer Robert Perrin
Runtime 97 minutes
Carnival has been a leading art form since the beginning of the nineteenth century in Trinidad, Jamaica, and our beloved city of New Orleans. The musical masquerading traditions and elaborate processions by Mardi Gras Indian tribes bear resemblance to the ways in which carnival is celebrated throughout the Caribbean.
In anticipation of Super Sunday, March 15, the Contemporary Arts Center and New Orleans Film Society will present a film screening of Tootie’s Last Suit. This feature-length documentary explores the complex relationships, rituals, history, and music of New Orleans’ vibrant Mardi Gras Indian culture while telling the story of Allison “Tootie” Montana, former Chief of Yellow Pocahontas Hunters.