Plot & Details
In 1965, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker accompanied Bob Dylan to England to make a film about the singer/songwriter's British tour. At the time, no one could have known how fortuitous Pennebaker's timing would prove to be. Within a few months of this tour, Dylan would forsake his role as The Conscience of Folk Music to pick up a Fender Stratocaster and play rock and roll. Within a year, Dylan would suffer a motorcycle accident that would put him out of commission for nearly 18 months. Recording several brilliant solo performances and capturing a wealth of fly-on-the-wall footage of Dylan's interactions with friends and strangers, Pennebaker caught Dylan on the cusp of a radical career change, and the man in this film seems to be thrashing about in his shackles, looking for some sort of escape route.
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 95min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/12/1998
- DVD Release Date: 01/04/2000
- Distributor(s): Leacock Pennebaker Inc.
- Director(s): D.A. Pennebaker
- Starring: Bob Dylan , Joan Baez , Donovan
- Themes: Musician's Life
- Tone: Claustrophobic,Cynical,Gritty,Intimate,Literate,Matter-of-Fact,Passionate,Talky,Tense,Earthy
- Keywords: backstage, behind-the-scenes, concert-footage, concert-tours, folk-rock, musician, on-the-road, rock-music
- Country of Origin: USA (06-12-1998),USA - Limited (09-06-1967)
- Language: English