ON NOVEMBER 20, THE MOST SEMINAL ROCK DOC
OF ALL TIME WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR
DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES
See the Musical Icon in a Classic Rolling Stone Calls “One of the Ten Greatest Rock Films of All Time” Available for Download on the iTunes® Store for
$9.99 Before the Dylan Bio Pic I’m Not There Opens in Theaters
NEW YORK, NY, November 20, 2007– On November 20, consumers can spend some time with the American Troubadour at the beginning of his career by downloading BOB DYLAN: DONT LOOK BACK, the seminal rock doc from the father of cinema vérité, D.A. Pennebaker. Available exclusively from New Video on iTunes® (www.itunes.com), it will be priced to download for $9.99.
When, in 1965, rock music’s elusive Bob Dylan combined forces with acclaimed political documentary-maker Pennebaker and his cinema verité style of filmmaking, the result became the most intimate glimpse of the rock legend ever put on film. Pennebaker’s hand-held camera and raw, unobtrusive style caught Dylan during his best performances and his most intimate moments; Dylan’s manager Alan Grossman, folk goddess Joan Baez, The Animals’ Alan Price, Marianne Faithful and Donovan add to the circus that is a rock music tour. Pennebaker’s first music film (followed by Monterey Pop, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Elaine Stritch at Liberty), BOB DYLAN: DONT LOOK BACK is considered the gold standard for rock docs, and raised the bar for documentaries of any subject. In 1998, the film joined a select group of culturally significant films when it was nominated to the prestigious National Film Registry. DONT LOOK BACK’s release on iTunes will interest longtime aficionados, as well as new fans whose interest in Dylan’s early years will be piqued by the release of Todd Haynes’ innovative biopic I’m Not There (starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Adrien Brody, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore and Richard Gere).
Hailed as one of the best films about a performing artist ever created, DONT LOOK BACK is more than a view into his final acoustic tour. It is a window into the spirit of the 60s, and a poet-musician whose words and songs shaped it.