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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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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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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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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 3 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 3 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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J’ai Été Au Bal = I Went to the Dance
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directed by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013, Brazos Films (El Cerrito, CA: Brazos Films, 1989), 1 hour 22 mins
The definitive film on the history of the toe-tapping, foot-stomping music of French Southwest Louisiana. Includes many Cajun and Zydeco greats, featuring Michael Doucet and Beausoleil, Clifton Chenier, Marc and Ann Savoy, D.L. Menard, and many others
directed by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013, Brazos Films (El Cerrito, CA: Brazos Films, 1989), 1 hour 22 mins
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J’ai Été Au Bal = I Went to the Dance, Part 2 Lost and Found
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directed by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013, Brazos Films (El Cerrito, CA: Brazos Films, 1989), 22 mins
The definitive film on the history of the toe-tapping, foot-stomping music of French Southwest Louisiana. Includes many Cajun and Zydeco greats, featuring Michael Doucet and Beausoleil, Clifton Chenier, Marc and Ann Savoy, D.L. Menard, and many others
directed by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013; produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- and Les Blank, 1935-2013, Brazos Films (El Cerrito, CA: Brazos Films, 1989), 22 mins
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