Documentary film director Les Blank dies from bladder cancer

Documentary film director Les Blank
April 7, 2013 9:17:57 PM PDT
Independent film director Les Blank died Sunday from bladder cancer at his home in the Berkeley hills.

Blank averaged a film a year over his 40-year career and focused on the unique and overlooked.

He became known internationally for his lively and moving documentaries on people who have a passion for life.


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