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  • Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers

    1980. USA. Les Blank, Maureen Gosling. 51 min.

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

    1979. USA. Les Blank. 20 min.

Discussion with Blank, Gosling

Saturday, June 25, 2011, 3:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers

    1980. USA. Directed by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling. Filled with interesting anecdotes about healing powers and other lore of garlic, the film includes interviews with garlic lovers from Lloyd John Harris, founder of “Lovers of the Stinking Rose,” to Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters. In the inaugural year of her renowned restaurant—and each of the 30 years since—Waters has hosted a garlic feast every July 14, Bastille Day, to celebrate "the garlic harvest, liberty, equality, fraternity, and sorority." Added to the National Film Registry by The Library of Congress. 51 min.

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

    1979. USA. Directed by Les Blank. Filmmaker Werner Herzog promised to eat his shoe if the young director Errol Morris could finish his first film. When Morris premiered his film, Gates of Heaven, Herzog prepared his meal at Chez Panisse and ate his shoe live on stage. This film documents the event. 20 min.

In the Film exhibition Les Blank: Ultimate Insider

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