- Event Details
- Always for Pleasure: The Films of Les Blank Sunday, August 12, 2012 7:00 p.m. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists Les Blank with Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon (U.S., 1994) In Person/Les Blank Les Blanks films celebrate creativity as a means of self-fulfillment and take joy in individuality and originality. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists features a portrait of the local artist Gerald Gaxiola, who has adopted the persona of a flamboyant cowboy. Colorful and inventive, the Maestro experiments with virtually every possible form of art. His life, as one of his close friends testifies, is his greatest canvas. Hila Abraham Made with Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon. (54 mins, 16mm, From Flower Films) Preceded by: Julie: Old Time Tales of the Blue Ridge (Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Cece Conway, U.S., 1991). Eighty-year-old Julie Lyon brings an embracing grace to her singing and tales of life in the mountains of North Carolina. (11 mins, Color, 16mm, From Flower Films). Gap-Toothed Women (Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon, Susan Kell, U.S., 1987). Featuring women of different ages and professions, the film playfully uses the space between their teeth to address larger issues of beauty, womanhood, personal fulfillment, and survival. (31 mins, Color, 16mm, From Flower Films) Total running time: 96 mins
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