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It’s been almost two years, but the Les Blank Celebration has returned to the Hollywood Theatre in delicious style. Join us for our eighth year together with two of Les’ most famous food-related films! Guaranteed to spark your appetite, and a great way to celebrate Les’ 85th birthday.
WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE
1980 - 20 minutes - Les Blank with Maureen Gosling
After making a bet with filmmaker Errol Morris, German film director Werner Herzog travels to Berkley, CA to cook and consume one of his own shoes in celebration of Morris’ first film GATES OF HEAVEN. A bold, humorous and inspiring act exemplifying Herzog’s belief that people must have the guts to attempt their dreams.
GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS
1980 - 51 minutes - Les Blank with Maureen Gosling
Nothing less than a hymn to the history, consumption, cultivation and culinary/curative powers of the stinking rose. This beautifully photographed documentary is an odyssey of garlic feasts blended with uniquely individual interviews of garlic aficionados, lovers and chefs. A zesty paean of praise to the greater glories of garlic.