Presented by Joan Churchill as part of the 10 week series FILMMAKERS’ FAVOURITES
Both a classic documentary and a vital pop-cultural artifact, D.A. Pennebaker's portrait of Bob Dylan captures the seminal singer-songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter. Shot during Dylan's 1965 British concert tour, Pennebaker employs an edgy vérité style. His incredible access to the legendarily private star enables us to witness Dylan's shifting moods as he performs, relaxes with his entourage and jousts with fans, press and fellow musicians. It's a measurement of the filmmaker's acuity that the conversations are often as gripping as Dylan's solo performances. A rare and timeless classic.
Joan Churchill is one of the most influential and well-known documentary cinematographers. She has shot over 200 non-fiction films and in 2005 won the IDA award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Joan's long-term collaboration with Nick Broomfield includes, Juvenile Liaison (1976), BAFTA-winning Biggie & Tupac (2002) and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) amongst others. Joan has also worked with the Maysles brothers (Gimme Shelter, 1970), Peter Watkins (Punishment Park, 1971) and Barbara Kopple (Bearing Witness, 2005).
Across 10 Thursday afternoons, celebrated doc-makers from Sophie Fiennes to Penny Woolcock to Kevin Macdonald will give a personal introduction to one of the films they chose for the Sight & Sound Greatest Documentaries of all Time poll.
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In partnership with Open City Docs and Sight & Sound.