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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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Marc and Ann
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013, Flower Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2005), 28 mins
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 book Cajun Music: Reflection of a People.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013, Flower Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2005), 28 mins
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Puamana
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Meleanna Aluli Meyer, fl. 1991 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1991), 37 mins
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.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Meleanna Aluli Meyer, fl. 1991 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1991), 37 mins
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Strike!
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by University of Southern California (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1961), 3 mins
A bizarre horror film starring Gail Blank, Bul Bul Bedi, and Harry Sauberli.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by University of Southern California (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1961), 3 mins
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How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy
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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, Les Blank Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2014), 1 hour 2 mins
This recent film documents Les Blank’s year 2000 visit with the legendary co-founder of Direct Cinema, Richard Leacock (1921-2011). At his farm in Normandy, France, Blank, and co-director Gina Leibrecht, recorded conversations with Leacock about his life, his work, and his other passion: cooking! In the early si...
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013 and Gina Leibrecht, fl. 1989-2017; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 and Gina Leibrecht, fl. 1989-2017, Les Blank Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2014), 1 hour 2 mins
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Huey Lewis and the News: Before
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1987), 32 mins
This film follows one of the world's top rock-and-roll bands of the 80s and a crew of fifty technicians to the Bahamas for the making of a music video 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 is tran...
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1987), 32 mins
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Innocents Abroad
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Vikram Jayanti, 1955- (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1991), 1 hour 24 mins
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.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Vikram Jayanti, 1955- (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1991), 1 hour 24 mins
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Thailand Moment
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013, Les Blank Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2015), 11 mins

In 1967 Les Blank and Skip Gerson were hired to work in Thailand on a documentary about the B52 Bomber and its use in bombing campaigns over Vietnam. The producer had difficulty getting permission from the Thai government allowing the filmmakers access to the plane. Weeks went by with Les and Skip on payroll, but...

directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Les Blank, 1935-2013, Les Blank Films (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 2015), 11 mins
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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
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directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1979), 20 mins
Yes, German film director Werner Herzog really does eat his shoe to fulfill a vow to fellow filmmaker Errol Morris — boldly exemplifying his belief that people must have the guts to attempt what they dream of. Inspiring.
directed by Les Blank, 1935-2013 (El Cerrito, CA: Les Blank Films, 1979), 20 mins
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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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