Festival Theatre: Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers by filmmaker Les Blank

Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers documentary

A brilliant filmmaker” — Roger Ebert

“This is Les Blank’s most gastronomically obsessional film portrait yet. An exhaustive, lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation, and culinary and curative powers of allium sativum, the film lingers in the disparate kitchens of Chez Panisse and Flint’s Bar-B-Que in Berkeley, and Truckee’s paradise for lovers of the stinking rose, La Vieille Maison. There’s a piquant stop at the first Gilroy Garlic Festival, pertinent asides by Werner “I’ll eat my shoe” Herzog, and performances of Cajun, French Provincial, Flamenco, Swiss Italian, Moroccan and Mexican music.”Robert DiMatteo, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Blank is a documentarian of folk cultures who transforms anthropology into art.” – John Rockwell, New York Times