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All in This Tea
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013 and Gina Leibrecht, fl. 1989-2017; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 and Gina Leibrecht, fl. 1989-2017, Flower Films; performed by Werner Herzog, 1942-, Song Diefeng, fl. 2007 and David Lee Hoffman, fl. 2007 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2008), 1 hour 9 mins
All In This Tea takes us into the world of tea by following world-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the best handmade teas in the world. Hoffman is obsessed; during his youth, he spent four years with Tibetan monks in Nepal, which included a friendship w...
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013 and Gina Leibrecht, fl. 1989-2017; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 and Gina Leibrecht, fl. 1989-2017, Flower Films; performed by Werner Herzog, 1942-, Song Diefeng, fl. 2007 and David Lee Hoffman, fl. 2007 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2008), 1 hour 9 mins
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Always For Pleasure
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1978), 58 mins
This 1978 documentary is Les Blank's celebration of the spirit and social traditions of New Orleans, featuring Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day celebrations as well as musical performances by Allen Toussaint, Kid Thomas Valentine, and others.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1978), 58 mins
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And Freedom Came?!
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1962), 6 mins
A story of frustrated early married life, featuring Gail Blank and David Lawrence. Cinematography by Getachew Abbai.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1962), 6 mins
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Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1969), 49 mins
Les Blank creates a vivid portrait of bluesman Lightin' Hopkins through a vital collection of musical performances and oral histories.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1969), 49 mins
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Burden Of Dreams
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1982), 1 hour 35 mins
For nearly five years, acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career, Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank captured the unfolding of this p...
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1982), 1 hour 35 mins
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Chicken Real
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Flower Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1970), 23 mins
A surrealistic (and often hilarious) look at a large-scale chicken farm that produces 156 million chickens a year! Lots of chicken songs. (Included on the compilation Six Short Films of Les Blank.)
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Flower Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1970), 23 mins
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Chulas Fronteras Part 2
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931-, Brazos Films; performed by Lydia Mendoza, 1916-2007 and Flaco Jimenez, 1939-, Los Alegres de Terán (El Cerrito, CA: Brazos Films, 2003), 33 mins
A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza. Video includes bonus feature, Del Mero Corazon.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931-, Brazos Films; performed by Lydia Mendoza, 1916-2007 and Flaco Jimenez, 1939-, Los Alegres de Terán (El Cerrito, CA: Brazos Films, 2003), 33 mins
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Cigarette Blues
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directed by Alan Govenar, fl. 1984 and Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Flower Films and Dallas Museum of Art (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1985), 5 mins
This is a microcosmic Les Blank film in which bluesman Sonny Rhodes simultaneously addresses three of the filmmaker’s longstanding obsessions: death, cigarette smoking, and the nature of the blues. Soundtrack features Sonny Rhodes and the Texas Twisters performing at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland, California...
directed by Alan Govenar, fl. 1984 and Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Flower Films and Dallas Museum of Art (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1985), 5 mins
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Dry Wood
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Flower Films (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1973), 37 mins,
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An exploration of black Creole life in French Louisiana.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Flower Films (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1973), 37 mins,
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Gap-Toothed Women
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013, Flower Films; performed by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930-, Lauren Hutton, 1943-, Natacha Aubier, fl. 1987, Catherine Anderson, fl. 1987 and Carrie Adell, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1988), 31 mins,
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Blank breezily questions our commonly accepted standards of beauty with this paean to women with extra-wide dental spaces.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013, Flower Films; performed by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930-, Lauren Hutton, 1943-, Natacha Aubier, fl. 1987, Catherine Anderson, fl. 1987 and Carrie Adell, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1988), 31 mins,
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