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How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy

A FILM BY LES BLANK & GINA LEIBRECHT

A one-hour film that documents Les Blank's year 2000 visit with the legendary co-founder of Direct Cinema, Richard Leacock. A conversation between these two seminal filmmakers explores Leacock's historical adventures in filmmaking and his other passion — cooking!

Featuring music by The BAGUETTE QUARTETTE

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Telluride Film Festival, New York Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Cinema du Reel, Ashland Independent Film Festival, It's All True, HotDocs, San Francisco International Film Festival, DocAviv, EDOC-Ecuador, Biografilm Festival Bologna, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Viennale

How to Smell a Rose was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Fleischhacker Foundation.

". . .a wonderfully joyful and moving tribute!" — Gary Meyer, Telluride Film Festival

"Sublime!" — Bob Hawk, Independent Film Consultant

". . .with both [Blank] and Leacock now gone, the genial sweetness of their ramble through the history of documentary film takes on an overwhelming poignancy."  — Jeff Reichert, Reverse Shot

 

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