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The Criterion Collectors: Episode 8 — Les Blank

Hosts Tim Rosenberger — a 25 Years Later film writera blogger, and YouTuber — and Rosalie Lewis, a writer for, discuss five short documentaries of director Les Blank: The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins (1968); God Respects Us When We Work, but Loves Us When We Dance (1968); Spend It All (1971); A Well Spent Life (1971); & Dry Wood (1973). Join them as they delve into the food, music, and culture of the Blues, Cajuns, hippies, and more.

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Written by Tim Rosenberger

Tim Rosenberger is a Midwest journalist with a passion for film, a Star Trek phaser in the bathroom, and a last name that’s always spelled wrong. He’s a lover of all film genres and time periods but does lean towards pre-1960s movies, with a particular love for the ‘30s and ‘40s. A film blogger, video reviewer and podcaster in his spare time, he lives with his wife, a cat who hates him, and his adorable and way cuter than your child daughter.

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