Preserved by the Library of Congress in the US National Film Registry (and slotted in-between Fritz Lang's Fury and Buster Keaton's The General) Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers is legendary documentary filmmaker Les Blank's fulsome tribute to the 'stinking rose'.
Heralded as 'a joyous, nose-tweaking, ear-tingling, mouth-watering tribute to a Life Force' Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers twists around the voluminous gift-giving properties of one of the world's favourite ingredients both culinary and medicinal.
Perhaps best known for his twin portraits of Werner Herzog (who makes a cameo appearance here) Les Blank 40 odd year filmmaking career has had many highlights. From his musical explorations of Jazz, Blues and Polka (including his celebrated portraits of Dizzy Gillespie and Lightnin' Hopkins) to his saliva teasing homages to the worlds of food and drink (including his recent search for the perfect brew in All in this Tea) Blank has developed a loyal following of similarly adventurous cinematic explorers.
Screening with short films from Les Blank.
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