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Summary: Filmmaker Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974 while Blank was living at the Russell/Shelter Records recording studio compound on Grand Lake of the Cherokees in NE Oklahoma, but unreleased due to creative differences and music clearance problems, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Includes scenes of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LEO

Summary: In 1963, German filmmaker Dietrich Wawzyn hired Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz to take him on a musical tour of America. He produced three films, dealing with blues, gospel, and hillbilly music, but the negatives were lost. This film reconstructs the journey, from the best elements still available. Includes an optional running commentary by Chris Strachwitz.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arhoolie Foundation 2010

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC DOW

Summary: The beauty and strength of the women of the Juchitán have inspired legends and songs for centuries, as well as recent tabloid stories of male harems and free love. Separate fact from folklore and sensationalism from sociology.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BLO

Summary: Walter Herzog's film Fitzcarraldo is the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BUR

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