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July 23, 2008
To say each group takes this tradition seriously can in no way convey the absolute nuttiness and frenzy that filmmaker Margaret Brown has captured.
July 23, 2008
Quietly shocking, The Order of Myths is a deft, engrossing cross-section of Mobile life, heavy on local color and insight.
July 22, 2008
A nice gesture, but in the sequel I'd like to see these refined rednecks really shaken out of their comfort zone. How about taking these folks north of the Mason-Dixon Line to see how the other half of the country lives before they miss out on the 21st C.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 21, 2008
The camera effectively pictures the two separate but equal Mardi Gras and contrasts the faux-baroque finery with some urban scruffiness.
July 21, 2008
Entertaining, mind-opening docs open every month, but none has broken through to a wide audience. Now comes the latest winner, Margaret Brown's penetrating The Order of Myths.
July 21, 2008
In The Order of Myths, just as in Manderlay, the legacy of slavery lingers on far past its historical moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 17, 2008
Provides a good feel for the fun and exciting parts of Mobile's Mardi Gras as well as the undercurrent of "traditional" racial segregation that still exists today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.25/5
March 18, 2008
Revolutionary advances have been made in racial equality, but in Mobile segregation - the most interpretable symptom of racism - has its last stronghold in Mardi Gras.
March 13, 2008
Finds an unusual tonal sweet spot somewhere in between absurdist comedy and melancholy in considering two groups at a socio-historical impasse.
March 11, 2008
Smartly edited, utterly engrossing, and as intelligent an examination of American race relations as I've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 30, 2008
Editors Michael Taylor, Geoffrey Richman and [director Margaret Brown] have stitched the material together to make a lively and revealing portrait of life in the New South.
January 22, 2008
Order of Myths looks good, and its characters are memorable.
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