Playing April 7, 2011
An Evening with Les Blank!
Dir. Les Blank  
Join us as we welcome legendary Bay Area director Les Blank to the theater and present two of his masterworks!

Les Blank is a prize-winning independent filmmaker, best known for a series of poetic films that led Time Magazine critic Jay Cocks to write, "I can't believe that anyone interested in movies or America...could watch Blank's work without feeling they'd been granted a casual, soft-spoken revelation." John Rockwell, writing in The New York Times, adds, "Blank is a documentarian of folk cultures who transforms anthropology into art." And Vincent Canby, also in The Times, declared that Blank "is a master of movies about the American idiom... one of our most original filmmakers."

Les Blank will be here in person to introduce two of his films:

From 1969, The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (31m) brilliantly captures the great Texas bluesman and features a generous helping of classic blues.

From 1978, Always for Pleasure (58m) is an insiders portrait of New Orleans' street celebrations, and this soul-satisfying film will be presented in glorious Smellaround!!

Admission includes rice and beans prepared with Les' own special recipe!
$15 admission, no passes or punchcards, please

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Red Vic Movie House 1727 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117
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