Don't Look Back (1967)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues, Vocal Music  |   Release Date - Sep 6, 1967 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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.

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on-the-road, backstage, behind-the-scenes, concert-footage, concert-tours, folk-rock, musician, rock-music

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance