D. A. Pennebaker (1925–2019)

  • D. A. Pennebaker, 2017

    In these interviews, recorded in Bologna, Italy; Monterey; and New York City in 2017, director D.A. Pennebaker recalls his experiences making MONTEREY POP fifty years earlier, and reminisces about a few of the people who became friends and some of the performances that became legendary.

  • Monterey Pop
    Movie + 47 extras

    Monterey Pop

    Movie + 47 extras

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1968 • United States

    New York City, in the fall of 1966, Alan Pariser had an idea for the greatest concert in the history of rock and roll. As a counter-concert to the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Pariser, an L.A. scene maker and sometime concert promoter, along ...

  • Dont Look Back
    Movie + 17 extras

    Dont Look Back

    Movie + 17 extras

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1967 • United States

    Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D.A. Pennebaker. The legendary documentarian finds Dylan in England during his 1965 tour, which would be his last as an acoustic artist. In this wildly ...

  • The War Room
    Movie + 2 extras

    The War Room

    Movie + 2 extras

    Directed by Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker • 1993 • United States

    The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House, and changed the face of politics in the process. For this thrilling, behind-cl...

  • Jimi Plays Monterey
    Movie + 2 extras

    Jimi Plays Monterey

    Movie + 2 extras

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus • 1986 • United States

    Jimi Hendrix arrived in California virtually unknown. Returning stateside from London, where he had moved to launch his musical career, Hendrix exploded at Monterey, flooring an unsuspecting audience with his maniacal six-stri...

  • Shake! Otis at Monterey
    Movie + 3 extras

    Shake! Otis at Monterey

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus • 1986 • United States

    Redding, a venerable star of Memphis's Stax record label, seduced the "love crowd" in one of his best, and last, performances. Shake! Otis at Monterey, feature the entire set of this legendary musician, a performance that has ...

  • Daybreak Express
    Movie + 1 extra

    Daybreak Express

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1953 • United States

    Shot in 1953, though not completed until 1957, Daybreak Express was the first film D. A. Pennebaker made, a mad rush of images of New York City captured from a train and edited to the rhythm of Duke Ellington's song of the same name. A jazz afi...

  • Baby
    Movie

    Baby

    Movie

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1954 • United States

    D. A. Pennebaker credits this 1954 film with clarifying his focus. He took his daughter, Stacy, to the zoo with a short film scenario in mind: shots of Stacy running intercut with shots of the animals responding to her. But Stacy was more inter...

  • Criterion Live at the Metrograph

    1 season

    Legendary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker, writer Frank Rich, and expert Jill Drew joined us at New York’s Metrograph theater to celebrate The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates. Here’s how it went.