Join us to celebrate the delicious filmmaking of award-winning
documentarian Les Blank. In celebration of what would have been his 79th
birthday, Janus Films/The Criterion Collection and film curator Greg
Hamilton are hosting a special evening devoted to one of Les’ favorite
subjects: FOOD. Come enjoy an delicious evening of garlic and
cajun/creole cuisine with these brand new digital restorations from the
original 16mm prints.
On the menu for this evening are two of Les Blank’s best known features on the subject:
is as Good as Ten Mothers
(1980 – 51 minutes): A zesty paean of praise
to the greater glories of garlic. This lip-smacking foray into the
history, consumption, cultivation and culinary/curative powers of the
stinking rose features chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, Werner Herzog,
and a flavorful musical soundtrack.
Yum, Yum, Yum: A Taste of
Cajun and Creole Cooking
(1990 – 31 minutes): Les Blank marries his
passion for spicy, down home food and his love for Cajuns and Creoles in
this mouth-watering, exploration of the cooking and other enthusiasms
of French-speaking Louisiana. Features tangy music, Marc Savoy, Paul
Prudhomme, and other great cooks.
In keeping with one of Les' traditions, there will be two pots of
homemade jambalaya available to eat (for a donation) during the