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By Les Blank - Two Films

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

By Les Blank - Two Films

Presented by Peter Van Hyning

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

An uncompromisingly independent filmmaker, Les Blank made documentaries for nearly fifty years, elegantly disappearing with his camera into cultural spots rarely seen on-screen—mostly on the peripheries of the United States, but also occasionally abroad. Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980) is more than just a nonfiction lark. Blank’s highly personal film  is an ode to the “stinking rose,” a loving tribute both to a food that unites the most disparate of cuisines and to the East Bay, California, community that appears on-screen. In Gap-Toothed Women (1987), Blank breezily questions our commonly accepted standards of beauty with this paean to women with extra-wide dental spaces. (81 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation