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Film Series

Les Blank

 
 
Sep 2—Sep 10, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Inimitable ethnographer of offbeat and unknown Americana, the late, great documentarian Les Blank chronicled the music, food, and rituals of regional micro-cultures. From odes to garlic and gap-toothed women, to intimate portraits of blues and folk music legends, to broadcasts from the wacky world of Werner Herzog, Blank’s films are joyous celebrations of folk traditions and larger-than-life personalities.


 
PAST EVENTS
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Dry Wood + Spend It All
 

Blank celebrates Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole cultures in these boisterous documentaries.

Tue, Sep 2, 2014
 
 
Film
Sworn to the Drum + Hot Pepper
 

Blank profiles two musical legends in these exuberant documentary portraits.

Wed, Sep 3, 2014
 
 
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Yum, Yum, Yum! + Always for Pleasure
 

Blank tours the sights, sounds, and tastes of Louisiana in this pair of documentaries.

Fri, Sep 5, 2014
 
 
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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe + In Heaven There is No Beer?
 

The eccentric filmmaker does penance, plus a valentine to America’s polka-mad underground.

Fri, Sep 5, 2014
 
 
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Burden of Dreams
 

Blank chronicles the various setbacks in the making of Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo.

Sat, Sep 6, 2014
 
 
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Fitzcarraldo
 

Werner Herzog helms this epic about a man’s quest to build an opera house in the Amazon.

Sat, Sep 6, 2014
 
 
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Gap-Toothed Women + Garlic is as Good... + God Respects Us...
 

Hippies, gap-toothed women, and garlic lovers are featured in this trio of Blank shorts.

Sun, Sep 7, 2014
 
 
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The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins + A Well Spent Life
 

Blank captures the music and musings of two remarkable Texan bluesmen.

Sun, Sep 7, 2014
 
 
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Sprout Wings and Fly + The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists
 

Blank profiles two true American originals in these short documentaries.

Wed, Sep 10, 2014