Our Favorite Films by Les Blank

(East Bay documentary filmmaker Les Blank died at his home in Berkeley yesterday at age 77.)

Les is more. Useless to try to compile a “greatest hits” for a man who virtually invented the up-close, impressionistic, roots-music biopic. But here are a few unforgettable favorite riffs from the career of a filmmaking, music-loving, life-embracing son of a gun:

Les Blank and Werner Herzog in Burden of Dreams.

  • Les Blank and Werner Herzog in Burden of Dreams.
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