One of the films that earned legendary filmmaker DA Pennebaker his Lifetime Achievement Academy Award was the documentary “Don’t Look Back.”
The famous chronicle of Bob Dylan meeting fame, fortune, Donovan and Joan Baez turns 50 this month with a beautiful new edition from the Criterion Collection.
Pennebaker will make a rare appearance later today, from 6 to 8pm, at the Paul Stuart store on Madison Avenue to sign the new box set.
“Don’t Look Back” was shot on Dylan’s tour of the UK in 1965 and released to acclaim in 1967. It became a cult film and then a staple in every video library.
Among the things the film is famous for: Pennebaker’s invention of the “lyric card throw” for the song “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”