RIP D.A Pennebaker, great documentary filmmaker

He made it to 94, a long life and a seminal career. From the shape of docs to “reality TV,” it all harks back to cinema veritae, which Pennebaker perfected half a century ago.

“The War Room” and “Don’t Look Back” are (with partner Chris Hegedus) his big statement pictures, but there were others.

From THR “At a ‘Don’t Look Back’ screening, Dylan told him he would “write down all of the things we have to change” on a yellow pad. “At the end of the film, he held up the pad and there was nothing on it. He said, ‘That’s it.’”

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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