Curator Greg Hamilton presents the 5th Annual Les Blank Celebration, a screening one of Les' rarely seen features - INNOCENTS ABROAD.
INNOCENTS ABROAD takes an amusing look at how Europeans and Americans stereotype each other by following a bus full of tourists as it winds through Europe. Examining the validity of 20th-century style, high-speed mass tourism, it is a glimpse into an important industry which is vital to the European economy, but which also takes a very real toll on the continent, both culturally and ecologically. The eclectic soundtrack includes Mozart, Bob Dylan, Sandy Denny, Jonathan Richman, and others.
LES BLANK (1935-2013) was an internationally renowned, independent filmmaker, whose poetic work offers intimate, idiosyncratic glimpses into the lives, culture, and music of the passionate people at the periphery of American society. His film topics have included Cajun, Mexican, Polish, Hawaiian, and Serbian-American music and food traditions, Afro-Cuban drummers, Texas blues men, Appalachian fiddlers, “flower children”, gap-toothed women, and the garlic plant.
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