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A documentary about Tommy Jarrell, a fiddler from North Carolina. This films shows a bit of his current life and those around him and includes a lot of his Appalachian Old-Time music.

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Documentary | Short | Music
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A portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.

Director: Les Blank
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A portrait of the life, culture and food surrounding the lovers of Polka music. The title is taken from an old Polka standard. Stars of the Polka world are highlighted.

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Documentation of 1967 Los Angeles Easter Sunday Love-In.

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Spend It All (1972)
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Portrait of the Cajun lifestyle in Southwest Louisiana.

Director: Les Blank
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A deeply moving tribute to the Texas songster, Mance Lipscomb, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist of all time.

Directors: Les Blank, Skip Gerson
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"Les Blank marries his passion for spicy, down home food and his love for Cajuns and Creoles in this mouth-watering, exploration of the cooking, and other enthusiasms, of French-speaking ... See full summary »

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Dry Wood (1973)
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A portrait of black Creole life in the Louisiana Delta, accompanied by the hot sounds of Zydeco music.

Director: Les Blank
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This documentary from Les Blank follows the indomitable Gerald "The Maestro" Gaxiola, who turned to a life of prolific art making after years as an aircraft mechanic, traveling salesman, and body builder.

Director: Les Blank
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A short documentary in which directors Werner Herzog and Erol Morris make a bet which results in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe.

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Sunnyside of the Street
Performed by James Booker
Composed by Jimmy McHugh
From New Orleans Piano Wizards Live!
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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Gap Power!!!
22 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this documentary in a high school film class as an example of a documentary. It is a positive light hearted look at women dealing with their gap teeth. For those of you who like to make fun of people's misfortune, you might like this. For all the others who want to check out or study a good documentary, this is for you. Yes it is an odd choice, but i don't think it is a waste of time, like some of the c**p i have seen lately.


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