THE BLUES ACCORDIN’ TO LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS

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Les Blank, 31', 1969, USA
A film by Les Blank with Skip Gerson

The great Texas bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins is captured brilliantly in this deeply moving film. Blank reveals Lightnin’s inspiration, and features a generous helping of classic blues. The film includes performances at an outdoor barbeque and a black rodeo, and a visit to his boyhood town of Centerville, Texas. This powerful portrait is among Blank’s special masterworks.

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