Films & Other Videos
Films with: Blank, Les
- Burden of dreams
- Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects.
- DVD 3485
- Chulas fronteras
- Two documentaries about Mexican-Americans in southern Texas. Chulas fronteras features their music and culture, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities. Del mero corazon explores the Mexican-American norteño music tradition, showing various performers in dance halls and cantinas.
- DVD 1482
- J'ai été au bal I went to the dance : roots of Cajun and Zydeco music /
- Looks at the Cajun-zydeco countryside, its people and their dance halls blended with performances of the music and the recollections of its musicians. Features historical sequences about Joe Falcon, Amede Ardoin, Iry LeJeune, Harry Choates, and others.
- DVD 3449