A Poem Is A Naked Person (1974/2015)

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A Poem Is A Naked Person (1974/2015) Buy DVD or Blu-Ray for Home Note: For educational sales, public performance, and nontheatrical rights, please contact Jon Mulvaney at Criterion Kanopy Educational Streaming Buy T-Shirt We are greatly saddened to share news of Leon Russell's passing on November 13, 2016. After seeing [...]

Butch Anthony

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Butch Anthony In Butch Anthony (working title) Les Blank brings us the life and work of self-taught, visual artist Butch Anthony, who hails from the small town of Seale in Southeastern Alabama. Butch is a rare individual with a unique ability to see the potential in objects that others take for granted. He is considered one [...]

How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy – 2014

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How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy – 2014 Buy DVD Kanopy Educational Streaming 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 [...]

Thailand Moment (1967-2015)

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Thailand Moment (1967/2015) Buy DVD 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 [...]