Films by Others

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 [...]

Delusion Of The Fury: A Ritual Of Dream And Delusion (1971)

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Delusion Of The Fury: A Ritual Of Dream And Delusion (1971) Buy DVD   Directed by Madeline Tourtelot. Edited by Les Blank Harry Partch’s major theater work in two acts, based on the UCLA production of 1969 with Choreographer: Storie Crawford. Set designer: John Crawford, Musical Director: Danlee Mitchell. Act I is [...]

Here Comes Everybody (1960)

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Here Comes Everybody (1960) Buy On Student Films DVD This short film features Les Blank (in a rare acting role) and Getachew Abbai. A film by David Lawrence 10 minutes Black and white 1960 Available on the compilation Les Blank's Student Films Home DVD: $29.95 Universities and University Libraries DVD: $150.00 [...]

Oh My God! Its Harrod Blank

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Oh My God! Its Harrod Blank (2008) Buy DVD For Home or Edu Kanopy Edu Streaming Alexander Street Edu Streaming An obsessively-made documentary, filmed over 16 years, exploring the creative life and adventures of the eccentric artist and entrepreneur Harrod Blank. From his youth growing up in the woods with chickens and [...]

Perfumed Nightmare (1978)

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Perfumed Nightmare (1978) Buy DVD Educational Streaming   Produced and directed by Kidlat Tahimik, this brilliant semi-autobiographical fable tells the story of a young Filipino born in 1942 (during the Occupation), his awakening to, and reaction against, American cultural colonialism. In his small village, Kidlat dreams of Cape Canaveral and listens to the [...]

Pleasure Faire (1963-64)

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Pleasure Faire (1963-64) Buy DVD For Home or Educational Kanopy Educational Streaming Directed by Terry Nowak. This early film about the Southern California Renaissance Fair, with Les Blank as cameraman, is shot in sensuous detail on a 16mm Bell & Howell camera. It is apparent in this early work that Blank was already [...]

Seven Second Love Affair (1965)

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Seven Second Love Affair (1965) Buy DVD   Les Blank’s first documentary photography job shooting Drag Racers in Long Beach, CA, driving everything from hopped up “Mercs” to Supercharged “Rail Dragsters”. These cars could accelerate to over 220 miles/hour in a mile. The film follows the life of Rick “The Iceman” Stewart as he [...]

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 [...]

Talking Feet (1992)

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Talking Feet (1992) Buy DVD For Home Use Mike Seeger, the renowned old-time folk musician and musical historian, has produced the first documentary about Southern-style solo mountain dancing. This exciting film showcases clogging, flatfoot, buck, hoedown, and rural tap dancing. 87 minutes ISBN: 0-933621-50-7 Home DVD: $29.95 on sale for $19.95 (only 20 [...]

The Story of Anna O: A Study on Hysteria (1979)

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The Story of Anna O: A Study on Hysteria (1979) Buy DVD Dramatizes the psychological history of Anna O., whose case catalyzed Sigmund Freud’s development of his theory on the origins of hysteria and ultimately laid the groundwork for his psychological practice. 19 minutes. by Terrell Seltzer Home DVD: $29.95 Universities and [...]

Tree of Life (1973)

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Tree of Life (1973) Buy DVD More than an anthropological documentary, this rare, beautifully made record of the Volador ritual as performed by the Totonac Indians of Huehuetla, Puebla, Mexico, brings alive the mythic dimensions of ritual communal celebration. The Voladores (Flyers) ritual dates back to 500 A.D. The soundtrack consists of [...]

Wild Wheels (1992)

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Wild Wheels (1992) Buy DVD Educational Streaming Harrod Blank’s comic and revealing exploration of Art Cars — customized automobiles which reflect the individualistic spirit of their drivers. Traveling across the country in his own wildly decorated VW bug, the filmmaker discovers a memorable cast of real-life characters obsessed with transforming their [...]

Zydeco (1984)

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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 [...]

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