See this film: The Order of Myths at the Brattle

Under their façade of gaiety, carnivals conceal a sinister side of cultural mythology and power relationships. Or so suggests Margaret Brown in her documentary The Order of Myths. It delves deep into Mobile's Mardi Gras celebration - the oldest in the country and, in 2007, still racially segregated. There she finds secret societies, twisted violence, and lots of sequins. Another great offering from the DocYard, it screens at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge | Tuesday, April 12 @ 8 pm | $10; $8 students, seniors | 617.876.6837 or

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