Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers(Movie, 1980)

| 51min | Genre: Documentary
Garlic Is as Good as Ten MothersRating: 3.9/5 (with 7 votes)
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers is a 1980 documentary film about garlic directed by Les Blank. In 2004, the film was selected for preservation in the United States’ National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The Academy Film Archive preserved Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers in 1999. It was filmed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, as well as in other locations in Northern California. Its official premiere was at the 1980 Berlin Film Festival. The director recommends that, when the film is shown, a toaster oven containing several heads of garlic be turned on in the rear of the theater, unbeknownst to the audience, with the intended result that approximately halfway through the showing the entire theater will be filled with the smell of garlic. In Blank's 1982 film Burden of Dreams, a documentary chronicling the filming of Fitzcarraldo, director Werner Herzog and other crew members can be seen wearing "Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers" T-shirts. ()
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About Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

A zesty paean of praise to the greater glories of garlic. This lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation and culinary/curative powers of the stinking rose features chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, and a flavorful musical soundtrack.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Made by: Flower Films
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 2 languages: Czech (CS), English (EN)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/12/1980
Director: Les Blank
Producer: Les Blank

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