American director D.A. Pennebaker, master of the documentary died – News

American director D.A. Pennebaker, master of the documentary died - News



The director, who filmed documentaries about Bob Dylan, David Bowie or the 1968 Monterrey Festival, was a central figure in the so-called “Direct Cinema,” a subgenre of documentary that in the 1960s tried to reflect reality as objectively as possible, including spontaneity and without omitting in the final result technical errors or imperfections.

In 2012, Pennebaker, a native of Evanston, Illinois, received an honorary Oscar for his long journey, featuring non-fictional documentaries such as "Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back" (1967), "Monterey Pop" (1968), "Ziggy Stardust" and the Spiders from Mars "(1973)," The War Room "(1993)," Down from the Mountain "(2000)," Elaine Stritch at Liberty "(2002) or" Kings of Pastry "(2009).

After his first steps in film and directing several short films, he appeared in Primary (1960), an influential documentary about the confrontation between two US politicians, John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey, for Democratic nomination in the White House race.



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