David Geffen asked us to make a short video portrait of Victoria Williams, whose first record he was about to release. He wanted radio stations to see what she looked like. So we took her back home to Louisiana and made a half-hour film with her that we loved.
But when David saw it he said, “That’s not what I had in mind. You’ll have to cut it down.” But we liked it the way it was. And we said we’d buy it back. And we did. And by now her songs and the film have been all over the world.
D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus
A film by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker 1987, 28 min., color