Burden of Dreams (1982)

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2017-03-16T22:36:25+00:00

Burden of Dreams (1982) Buy Criterion Remastered DVD for Home Use Buy Spanish DVD - Home Or Educational Note: For U.S. educational sales, public performance, and nontheatrical rights, please contact Brian Belovarac at Janus Films: (belovarac at janusfilms dot com) Kanopy Educational Streaming Alexander Street Educational Streaming An [...]

Cigarette Blues (1985)

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2017-02-18T01:35:48+00:00

Cigarette Blues (1985) Buy On Six Short Films DVD Kanopy Educational Streaming 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 [...]

Clifton Chenier: The King of Zydeco (1987)

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Clifton Chenier: The King of Zydeco (1987) Buy DVD   Hot performances by the King of Zydeco and his Red Hot Louisiana Band. Live at the 1982 San Francisco Blues Festival, the 1978 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, plus rare local Louisiana TV clips, interviews & more. Includes performances of: Party [...]

Gap-Toothed Women (1987)

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2017-03-17T00:26:52+00:00

Gap-Toothed Women (1987) Buy DVD For Home Use Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming Note: For U.S. educational sales and theatrical, please contact Brian Belovarac at Janus Films: (belovarac at janusfilms dot com) For international and all other rights please contact Les Blank Films A charming valentine to [...]

Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)

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2017-03-17T00:19:38+00:00

Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980) Buy DVD For Home Use Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming Note: For U.S. educational sales and theatrical, please contact Brian Belovarac at Janus Films: (belovarac at janusfilms dot com) For international and all other rights please contact Les Blank Films [...]

Huey Lewis And The News: BEFORE! (1986)

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Huey Lewis And The News: BEFORE! (1986) Buy DVD For Home or Edu Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming Huey Lewis And The News: BEFORE! follows one of the world’s top rock-and-roll bands of the 80’s and a crew of fifty technicians to the Bahamas for the making of a music [...]

In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)

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2017-03-17T00:25:18+00:00

In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984) Buy DVD For Home Use Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming Note: For U.S. educational sales and theatrical, please contact Brian Belovarac at Janus Films: (belovarac at janusfilms dot com) For international and all other rights please contact Les Blank Films   [...]

In The Land of the Owl Turds (1987)

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In The Land of the Owl Turds (1987) Buy DVD   A brilliant, surrealistic fiction film by Harrod Blank: Roland drives a dada art gallery on wheels and attracts more girls than he knows what to do with. Unfortunately, they rarely stick around. Can it be his chicken imitations? His dead animal [...]

J’ai Été Au Bal / I Went to the Dance (1989)

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2017-02-18T01:35:48+00:00

J’ai Été Au Bal / I Went to the Dance (1989) Buy DVD for Home or Edu Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming The definitive film, by Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz, on the history of the toe-tapping, foot-stomping music of French Southwest Louisiana. The film includes many Cajun and Zydeco [...]

Ry Cooder Group ’88 in Santa Cruz

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Ry Cooder Group ’88 in Santa Cruz Not available for screening, distribution, or sale. Ry Cooder Group ’88 in Santa Cruz Les Blank (USA, 1988) Slide-guitar great and world music alchemist Ry Cooder handpicked an orchestra of virtuoso musicians for a brief tour, including accordionist Flaco Jiménez, eccentric pianist Van Dyke Parks, drummer Jim Keltner, [...]

Six Short Films of Les Blank (1960-1985)

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2017-05-10T00:54:18+00:00

Six Short Films of Les Blank (1960-1985) Buy DVD Kanopy Educational Streaming Anthology of six short films, including: Dizzy Gillespie Chicken Real Cigarette Blues God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance Running Around Like A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off The Sun’s Gonna Shine For individual [...]

Short Films of Pascal Aubier (1986)

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Short Films of Pascal Aubier (1986) Buy DVD   Six short films, in color and black and white, produced and directed by Pascal Aubier. The late Andrei Tarkovsky called Aubier "the great hope of French cinema," and the L.A. Weekly noted that, "Pascal Aubier makes films that are as abnormal as they [...]

Sprout Wings and Fly (1983)

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2017-04-04T21:41:00+00:00

Sprout Wings and Fly (1983) Buy DVD For Home Use Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming Note: For U.S. educational sales and theatrical, please contact Brian Belovarac at Janus Films: (belovarac at janusfilms dot com) For international and all other rights please contact Les Blank Films   This [...]

Ziveli! Medicine for the Heart (1987)

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2017-02-18T01:35:48+00:00

Ziveli! Medicine for the Heart (1987) Buy DVD For Home or Edu Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming This little known Les Blank gem is a portrait of the Serbian-American communities of California and Chicago. At the time of the California Gold Rush, the first Serbian immigrants arrived from the rugged [...]

Zydeco (1984)

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2017-02-18T01:35:50+00:00

Zydeco (1984) Buy DVD Produced and directed by Nick Spitzer. An enduring ethnographic portrait of zydeco’s beloved musical families and their Creole identity as seen at home, in local clubs, at work and running Mardi Gras. With the Carrière Brothers, “Bois Sec” Ardoin, John Delafose and Delton Broussard. English narration, with interviews [...]