Bogalusa Charm is a contemporary portrait of a small Louisiana town created at the site of the world’s largest lumber mill. Captured here in its last days after thirty years, Miss Dixie Gallaspy conducts a charm school for girls in order to teach the young women of Bogalusa the social graces and skills that would guide them into “Ladyhood”. Dixie’s week long school, in a town confronted with many challenges (including a legacy of racial conflict and financial dissipation), preserves fragments of a world that may already be lost. Director and native son Steve Richardson together with writer/editor Jennifer Harrington find the many charms of this close community, and introduce us to the residents who inhabit churches, charm schools, hideouts, music studios and bee suits, simmering together to make up this culture with its deep conventions that define life in this isolated but storied place firmly located in the American South.
Le Charme de Bogalusa