The Men Who Dance the Giglio (1995)

About the Film

A documentary on the Brooklyn St. Paulinus Festival. This film explores ethnicity, cultural traditions, and religious devotion as the performers, participants, and community members explain the significance of the festival.


Best of Show, UCLA Film and Folklore Association Festival


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Jeff Porter, the distributor , or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Jeff Porter
  • Other Credits: Research and production assistance: Claire Sponsler. Thanks to Franklin Miller, Robert Olney, Leighton Pierce, Camille Seaman, Sarah Stein.
  • Original Format: 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
  • ©Produced at the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies, 1995
  • 28 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Ethnic & Immigrant CulturesFestivals/CustomsReligionUrban Life