Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

2005, Performing Arts  -  208 min Leave a Comment
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When our foremost modern film director turns his sights on the great modern singer-songwriter, a definitive documentary is assured. Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home follows the early career of Bob Dylan, from his days as a fledgling folk singer to his burst of popularity as the socially conscious "voice of his generation" to his controversial turn to electric rock music in the mid-1960s.

Weaving onscreen commentary from such important Dylan collaborators as Joan Baez and Pete Seeger, as well as Dylan's own observations, the film paints a vivid picture of a volatile period in American life and Dylan's powerful artistic reaction to it.

Including priceless interview and press-conference footage and dramatic performances from the time -- including the divisive Newport Folk Festival show of 1965, and the 1966 British tour with members of the Band -- this monumental documentary makes clear how and why Dylan became the living legend he remains to this day.

Dylan allowed Scorsese to have access to hours of footage that had never before been made public, including a number of live performances, and footage of Dylan in the recording studio creating some of his landmark albums from the period. Dylan sits for an extensive interview, as does a variety of people who worked with him during this time period. Available only in US and CAN.