Les Blank Tribute Program
With Harrod Blank and archivist Mark Toscano in person
Presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The great documentary filmmaker Les Blank (1935–2013) made poetic, vibrant films that captured the lives, culture, food, and music of people at the periphery of American society. This special tribute to Blank, who died this April, consists of three of his most beloved films, shown in beautifully restored prints from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
Dir. Les Blank, 1979, 22 mins. 16mm. 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.
Dir. Les Blank, Maureen Gosling. 1973, 37 mins. 16mm. A fascinating look at black Creole life in French Louisiana, held together by the wild, insistent music of Bois-Sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot.
Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers
Dir. Les Blank, Maureen Gosling. 1980, 51 mins. 16mm. This lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation, and culinary/curative powers of the stinking rose features visits to garlic festivals and feasts, the legendary chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, and a flavorful musical soundtrack.
Presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
تذاكر عروض مساء الجمعة: $12 ($9 لكبار السن والطلاب / مجانًا لأعضاء المتحف) وتشمل الدخول إلى صالات العرض بالمتحف ، والتي تفتح حتى الساعة 8:00 مساءً