Les Blank
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Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure'
4 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM

Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together.

Part 4: Challenging Convention
20 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.


Burden of Dreams: Criterion Collection (1982)
2 Aug 2005 // 7:00 PM

Complex, ambitious, inspired, Herzog here talks his way through the making of his movie with a remarkable self-consciousness.


Leon Russell Joins Release of Les Blank's 'A Poem Is a Naked Person' Documentary
10 Jul 2015 // 4:35 AM

Only now, two years after Les Blank's death, that the film is finally enjoying its first theatrical run.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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