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“Inimitable ethnographer of offbeat and unknown Americana, the late, great documentarian Les Blank chronicled the music, food, and rituals of regional micro-cultures. From odes to garlic and gap-toothed women, to intimate portraits of blues and folk music legends, to broadcasts from the wacky world of Werner Herzog, Blank’s films are joyous celebrations of folk traditions and larger-than-life personalities.”
A 16-film retrospective starts September 2nd at BAMcinématek.
by Mark Neil Balson
"Both in theme and stylistic invention," writes Robert Avila, “Tarkovsky’s sixth film builds on what came before and clears the way for what lay ahead. It also remains a magnificent film on its own, characterized by a languid, moody and thrilling beauty as well as a compelling moral urgency that feels undiminished, indeed reinforced by the intervening decades.”
“When we’re faced with purity and innocence, the cynical mask drops off, and all that is best in us reawakens.”
Love through the lens of Fellini, at the Paris Review.