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