Les Blank Retrospective
Sun Dec 4 4:00 PM
Arc Cinema (Canberra)
Sun Dec 4
GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS (1980, 50min)
A zesty paean of praise to the great glories of garlic, this lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation and powers both culinary and curative of the stinking rose, features chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, and a flavorful musical soundtrack. Lovingly photographed, it’s an odyssey of garlic feasts and interviews with afficionados. Promoting garlic as the first line of defense against blandness, it titillates the taste buds with shots of sizzling dishes.
GOD RESPECTS US WHEN WE WORK, BUT LOVES US WHEN WE DANCE (1968, 20 min)
Hippies and flower children dance and create rituals at the historic Los Angeles “Love-In” of Easter Sunday, 1967. This 60’s classic documents a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, preserving all the fashions, energy and idealism of the first “alternative lifestyles.”
YUM, YUM, YUM! A TASTE OF CAJUN AND CREOLE COOKING (1990, 31min)
Les Blank marries his passion for spicy, “down-home food” and his love for Cajuns and Creoles in this mouth-watering, exploration of the cooking and other enthusiasms, of French-speaking Louisiana. Features tangy music and food by Marc Savoy, Paul Prudhomme and other greats.