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FILM SCREENINGS

  • The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins

    1968. USA. Les Blank, Skip Gerson. 31 min.

  • A Well Spent Life

    1971. USA. Les Blank, Skip Gerson. 44 min.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

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



  • The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins

    1968. USA. Directed by Les Blank, Skip Gerson. Through his words and music, blues musician Lightnin’ Hopkins reveals the inspiration for his style: “The blues is just a funny feelin’, yet people call it a mighty bad disease." The film also features Billy Bizor, Mance Lipscomb, Ruth "Blues" Ames, the people of Texas, and Porter Houston’s Bar-B-Q. 31 min.

  • A Well Spent Life

    1971. USA. Directed by Les Blank, Skip Gerson. First discovered in 1960, Texas blues musician and songster Mance Lipscomb spent most of his life working as a sharecropper. Filmed in his hometown of Navasota, Lipscomb recounts stories of his life and plays his music. 44 min.

In the Film exhibition Les Blank: Ultimate Insider

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