GOD RESPECTS US WHEN WE WORK BUT LOVES US WHEN WE DANCE (director/writer: Les Blank; cinematographer: Les Blank; editor: Maureen Gosling; Runtime: 20; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Les Blank; Janus Films; 1968)
“Not much film-making by documentarian Les Blank, who just points his camera and shoots.“
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Les Blank (“Burden of Dreams”/”A Poem is a Naked Person”/”All In This Tea”) homage hippie flick. It has no dialogue. A love-in set at Elysian Park in Los Angeles, in 1967, is filmed. A band playing psychedelic music plays throughout, as an assortment of hippies freely dance, peaceful bikers stroll in the grass and a feeling of togetherness among the crowd prevails. Not much film-making by documentarian Les Blank, who just points his camera and shoots.
REVIEWED ON 8/1/2015 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: “Ozus’ World Movie Reviews”
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