Film - Documentary | June 29 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
If Bob Dylan isnt exactly an event of the sixties, surely he is a felt presence for the decade. Marrying the social impulse of Woody Guthrie to the rhythms of rock-and-roll is only part of his achievement. To look once more at him now, through the direct-cinema prism of Dont Look Back, is to see him navigate the difficult terrain between art and commerce, between Woodstock nation and Ticketron, and navigate it he does, with brilliance and not a little arrogance (Peter Gessner). Overturning the conventions of the rock n roll film, Dont Look Back established documentary as the primary form of the countercultural US musical film (David E. James).