An evening with filmmaker Les Blank

Screenings of All In This Tea (2007)and Yum, Yum, Yum! (1990)
This event has been cancelled due to the Jesusita Fire.

Fresh from a retrospective screening of his films at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the filmmaker’s filmmaker and documentarian Les Blank brings two of his most recent food films to Magic Lantern as part of the Interdisciplinary Humanity Center’s Food Matters series. Since the early 1960s Blank has been well-known for recording the work of American musicians like Clifton Chenier, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Ry Cooder while pursuing interests stretching from Eames design to gap-toothed women. Blank will screen two films Yum, Yum, Yum!, a 1990 movie about Cajun cooking and All in This Tea, his most recent documentary about David Lee Hoffman’s journey through China in quest of the finest leafy brews. Please stay after the screenings for a live interview with Blank and a question and answer period with the Magic Lantern audience. Sponsored by Magic Lantern Films and the IHC’s Idee Levitan Endowed Lecture Series.

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