Don't Look Back
The Times They Are a-Changin’, a portrait of Bob Dylan.
Director D.A. Pennebaker is represented twice in the Out Loud! film programme. From Jimi Hendrix and Ravi Shankar (in Monterey Pop) we now move on to Bob Dylan. Pennebaker’s ‘fly-on-the-wall’ portrait is both a classic rock documentary and an essential artefact of 20th-century popular culture. Pennebaker zooms in on the phenomenon of Dylan during a British tour in 1965: a strange extraterrestrial visitor in the context of mid-60s England. The result is an enlightening and engaging portrait capturing the singer-songwriter on the eve of his transformation from folk prophet to groundbreaking rocker.
D.A. Pennebaker, US, 1967, 96’
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