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

Richard Leacock, as seen in Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht’s doc Play Button

FILM STILL 2015 How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy 2014 Richard Leacock, as seen in Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht’s documentary HOW TO SMELL A ROSE: A VISIT WITH RICKY LEACOCK IN NORMANDY. Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy documents Les Blank’s visit with the legendary cofounder of Direct Cinema, Richard Leacock, at his farm in Normandy, France. In the 1960s Leacock and his colleagues revolutionized documentary filmmaking. He abandoned the impediments of cumbersome equipment in favor of technical innovations which helped lead to the birth of America’s cinema vérité. Codirector Gina Leibrecht recorded conversations with Leacock about his life, his work, and even his other passion: cooking. In this illuminating documentary, Leacock walks through the French countryside and shares memorable moments from his career.

Date

Sunday, November 8

Time

11:45 AM

Location

Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B

Film Info

Director: Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht

Runtime: 65 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Featuring: Richard Leacock, Valérie Lalonde