How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy (w/ Dir. Gina Leibrecht in person!)

Richard Leacock’s daughter, Victoria Leacock Hoffman will join the Q&A

In 2000, Les Blank and co-director Gina Leibrecht visited Richard Leacock in France. Conversations between the two legendary filmmakers, who have both since passed away, explore Leacock’s life and work as a charismatic and trailblazing documentary filmmaker and co-founder of America’s Cinema Verité, forever changing the way non-fiction films are made, striving to create “the feeling of being there.” Over meals and walks in the French countryside, Leacock shares with Blank the memorable moments of his filmmaking career and the extraordinary people he met along the way. Clips from Ricky’s films, and his talent as raconteur bring life to his career as well as the history of documentary filmmaking. Join Gina Leibrecht and Leacock’s daughter, Victoria Leacock Hoffman, for conversation following the screening.

Dir. Gina Leibrecht & Les Blank, 2014, DCP, 64 min.

Watch the trailer!