Wednesday, May 18 – Thursday, June 2
Showtimes: 1:00, 4:45, 8:30
D A Pennebaker in person on
Tuesday, May 31 at the 8:30 show!
Read A.O. Scott’s review in The New York Times:
“Dont Look Back [sic] is so perfect and prescient that Todd Haynes, in some parts of I’m Not There, had only to restage some of what Mr. Pennebaker had captured. Watching the original now, in the wake of I’m Not There, you may be astonished at Bob Dylan’s uncanny ability to impersonate Cate Blanchett.
“Like A Hard Day’s Night — or, for that matter, Jean-Luc Godard’s contemporaneous films — Dont Look Back retains a startling hold on the present tense.”
Advance tickets may be purchased online
D A Pennebaker’s classic film, Dont Look Back, is now available in a new high-definition transfer on Blu-Ray with lossless DTS-HD audio.
“The image is reasonably well defined and in the outdoor and brightly lit sequences, it looks rather good, considering its 16mm source elements and its age…Much better is the excellent DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mix. What’s great about this lossless track is its excellent fidelity in reproducing some wonderful early Dylan performances. There’s a rather surprising lack of hiss and tinniness in any of these performances…Dylan’s guitar rings out loud and clear and his voice also sounds clear and well defined…it’s a really well done lossless reproduction of a vintage track that is most likely going to delight most Dylan fans…4 1/2 out of 5 stars.” – Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-Ray.com
Dont Look Back has “gotten better as a home-video experience, compliments of its new high-def format…4 out of 4 stars.” – Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune
“Dont Look Back is beautiful because of its unpolished feel. Blu-ray is exceptionally good at making film look like film, and it definitely does here…The 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio is just as raw, immediate, and impressive.” – DVD Verdict
“Seminal. Not only cemented the musician’s status as an icon of sixties cool; it’s also a crash course in the breathtaking immediacy of vérité filmmaking.” – New York magazine
“If the art of being cool could be learned from a film, then the only one you’d ever need to study would be Dont Look Back.” – Angela Ashman, The Village Voice
“Evokes the 60s like few other documents; Dylan’s relentless heaping of scorn on the mainstream press, before the coercive tentacles of ‘creative management’ made such things virtually impossible, is especially telling… Memorable for its goofy, syncopated opening sequence alone.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
“An unforgettable all-access pass behind the scenes of Bob Dylan’s ’65 British tour, D.A. Pennebaker’s landmark 1967 rock doc all but invented the form while presaging the music video… The concert footage of the young Dylan in his punky prime is electrifying, but the most fun comes from the privileged glimpses of his sadistic wit.” – Jim Ridley, The Village Voice
Now available from Amazon.com
We’re very sad to announce the passing of our close friend and collaborator, Nina Schulman, last week to metastatic breast cancer. An Emmy-award winning film editor, Nina was our editor on MONTEREY POP. Here is her obituary in the New York Times.
On April 9th, we joined celebrities, close friends, family members and fans for a tribute to Norman Mailer‘s life and work. The memorial was held at Carnegie Hall and it was a beautiful and moving celebration of one of America’s liveliest, most intelligent, and fascinating personalities. Norman was a great friend and a rare talent. You can read more about the touching tribute here.
In happier news, we’d like to congratulate Bob Dylan on winning a Pulitzer! Dylan received a Special Citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” He is the first rock’n’roll musician to be honored with a Pulitzer. For more information on this award, please visit the Pulitzer Board or Forbes Magazine.
And last but certainly not least, our longtime friend, collaborator and partner Richard Leacock will be honored at the 2008 Hot Docs Festival. Hot Docs will be honoring Leacock with an Outstanding Achievement Award Retrospective. The Festival, now in its 15th year, is held in Toronto and is North America’s largest documentary film festival. For more info on the 2008 festival, an online schedule, and online ticket sales, please visit the official 2008 Hot Docs Festival website.