DONT LOOK BACK
The Pennebaker/Hegedus Retrospective
As previously announced, SHC will devote its first retrospective tribute to cinéma vérité legend DA Pennebaker and his longtime collaborator, and partner in life, Chris Hegedus. The retrospective, running through 2021 into 2022,officially opens our Memorial Day weekend programs on Friday May 28th with a screening of Don’t Look Back, Pennebaker’s seminal portrait of Bob Dylan, which set the standard for most “rockumentaries” to come.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Chris Hegedus. In a special appearance, former Saturday Night Live band leader and Dylan collaborator GE Smith will perform select Dylan songs for attendees.
The start of the Hegedus/Pennebaker retrospective will also be accompanied by a special exhibit, made of their pioneering gear -some used for the film- and a series of prints from the film’s frames. It will be held on the Cinema’s third floor