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how to smell a rose

How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy is a one-hour film in which Les Blank visits Richard Leacock in France. Conversations between the two legendary filmmakers, who have both since passed away, explore Leacock’s life and work as a charismatic and trailblazing documentary filmmaker and co-founder of America’s Cinema Verité, […]

Posted: December 16 2015
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les blank: a quiet revelation

http://vimeo.com/68737673 Clips from Gina Leibrecht's film-in-progress "Les Blank: A Quiet Revelation". If you like what you see and would like to make a tax-deductible donation toward the completion of this film, visit: sffs.org/donate/donate-now.aspx?pid=805 More on this amazing man:  Les Blank Films, NYTimes Obituary

Posted: June 26 2013
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we celebrate the life of les blank

Mentor, relisher of life.  Les Blank, Filmmaker of America’s Periphery, Dies at 77By Bruce Weber, Published: April 7, 2013 Les Blank, whose sly, sensuous and lyrical documentaries about regional music and a host of other idiosyncratic subjects, including Mardi Gras, gaptoothed women, garlic and the filmmaker Werner Herzog, were widely admired by critics and other […]

Posted: April 24 2013
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Les Blank & Flower Films

Please take a moment to survey the prodigious and visionary films of our elder, advisor and favorite estuarian, Les Blank.  - Severine For example... Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980) The latest, All In This Tea (2007) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNw1PwlNRWk] For more, check out Flower Films: The Films of Les Blank

Posted: March 13 2009