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Short Films of Les Blank II
... Five short films from Les Blank Films. Clip #1: "Pleasure Faire" - Clip #2: "Christopher Tree" - Clip #3: "My Old Fiddle: A Visit with...
5 videos
Short Films of Les Blank I
... Five short films from Les Blank Films. Clip #1: "Chicken Real" - Clip #2: "Cigarette Blues" - Clip #3: "The Sun's Gonna Shine" - ...
5 videos
Short Films of Les Blank III [Student Films]
... Les Blank attended USC School of Cinematic Arts and pursued a Ph.D. in communications. These sudent films, made from 1960-1962, represent his initial...
4 videos
Screening Room with Les Blank
... Beginning with The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins in 1969, Les Blank has become known for his films about indigenous southern music and various...
Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists
Part of the Series: Janus American Documentaries Collection
... This documentary from Les Blank follows the indomitable Gerald "The Maestro" Gaxiola, who turned to a life of prolific art making after years as an aircraft...
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J'ai ete au bal [I Went to the Dance]
... The definitive film, by Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz, on the history of the toe-tapping, foot-stomping music of French Southwest Louisiana. The film...
Oh My God! It's Harrod Blank
...Harrod Blank. From his youth growing up in the woods with chickens and working as a camera assistant for his father- the venerable film-maker Les Blank- to...
Ziveli! Medicine for the Heart
... This little known Les Blank gem is a portrait of the Serbian-American communities of California and Chicago. At the time of the California Gold Rush...
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers
Part of the Series: Janus American Documentaries Collection
... In this love letter to "the stinking rose," documentarian Les Blank interviews garlic fanatics of all stripes, from cooks to members of garlic appreciation...
Always for Pleasure
Part of the Series: Janus American Documentaries Collection
... Les Blank's celebration of the spirit and social traditions of New Orleans, featuring Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day celebrations. It is an intense...
All in This Tea
...makers over thousands of years. In this, his first digitally shot film, Les Blank takes his famous fly-on-the-wall approach. The film moves from modern,...
How to Smell a Rose - A Visit with Ricky Leacock at His Farm in Normandy
...documents Les Blank's visit with the legendary co-founder of Direct Cinema, Richard Leacock (1921-2011), in 2000. At his farm in Normandy, France, Blank, and...
A Poem is a Naked Person
... Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about beloved singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974, to be one of his...
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Burden of Dreams
Part of the Series: Janus World Documentaries Collection
...build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank captured the unfolding of this production, made more perilous by Herzog's...
Huey Lewis and the News: Before
...for their number one hit single, "Stuck With You" for their album, "FORE!" Blank takes us behind the scenes for an off-beat look at what happens when a song...
The Arch
When The Arch opened in Paris, it received the most consistently positive reviews of any film to ever play in the "city of light". Set in 17th Century China, this film is considered the first art film in the Chinese…
Puamana
Aloha! This gentle portrait of Auntie Irmgard Farden Aluli, one of Hawaii's best loved composers, focuses on Hawaiian women's contributions to family structure, art, music and dance. An intimate glimpse into the real culture of the islands.
Marc and Ann
Enchanting portrait of Marc and Ann Savoy, Cajun musicians who are dedicated to the preservation and continuance of Cajun culture. Marc is an irreverent storyteller and accordion maker; his wife Ann is the mother of four, and author of the…
Innocents Abroad
A warmly amusing look at a bus-full of American tourists on a whirlwind tour of Europe. The eclectic soundtrack includes Mozart, Bob Dylan, Sandy Denny, Jonathan Richman, others. Innocents Abroad takes an amusing look at how Europeans and Americans stereotype…
Del mero corazón
A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Nortena music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y…