In The News



Absorbing from Collaborators: A Conversation with Gina Leibrecht

Film International, Oct. 2016

Leibrecht Documents the Documentarians

CineSource Magazine, 2016



Gina Leibrecht and Harrod Blank receive Berkeley Film Foundation's Zaentz Media Award

of $25,000 for "Les Blank: A Quiet Revelation."


Accolades for How to Smell a Rose:

Ricky Leacock at his French Farmhouse

The New York Times, Nicolas Rapold, Aug. 12, 2015


Gina Leibrecht and the Lions of Documentary

Fandor Blog by Michael Fox, Aug. 10, 2015


Make it Real: Hanging out with Les Blank and Ricky Leacock

Film Comment, Aug. 2015


Review: How to Smell a Rose

Slant Magazine, Aug. 2014


July, 2015

How to Smell a Rose is acquired by Kino Lorber for U.S. distribution.


They Were There — Review of How to Smell a Rose by Jeff Reichert from Reverse Shot, the magazine of the Museum of the Moving Image.


August, 2013

Cooking with Les   

A short memoir of friendship and cooking by Gina Leibrecht Edible East Bay


April 23, 2013
NEA Awards Gina Leibrecht/Filmmakers Collaborative SF Post-Production Grant
We are pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts recommended a $40,000 grant to Filmmakers Collaborative SF to support post-production on Gina Leibrecht and Les Blank’s documentary film collaboration, How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy. In the film, Les Blank, along with co-filmmaker Gina Leibrecht, visit Richard Leacock (1921-2011) at his farm in Normandy, France and records conversations with him about his life, his work, and his other passion: cooking! With the passing of both Blank and Leacock, the documentary has become a moving insight into the lives of two seminal figures in the history of film. Leibrecht notes that, “To have captured this conversation between them on film will serve as a touchstone for filmmakers, artists, and visionaries for generations to come.”
    Filmmakers Collaborative SF was one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant this year.


Accolades for All In This Tea

Dipping Into Many Modes
The New York Times, Nathan Lee, June 27, 2008

The World in a Teacup
San Francisco Chronicle, Will Crain, December 8, 2007

Brisk and Agreeable
The Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan, March 14, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle Review
David Wiegand, December 14, 2007