This lost gem of early cinema verite, never released on video or DVD, follows Jane Fonda preparing for her Broadway debut. But the action behind the scenes becomes more lively than what’s on stage. Filmed for Drew Associates, this work predates Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan doc DONT LOOK BACK by several years. A very rare presentation.
About DA Pennebaker:
D A (Donn Alan) Pennebaker is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of cinema verite filmmaking. In the early sixties, Pennebaker and his colleague Richard Leacock developed one of the first fully portable 16mm synchronized camera and sound recording systems which revolutionized filmmaking and helped to created the immediate style of shooting so popular today. Pennebaker is the recipient of numerous filmmaking awards including the IFP’s Gotham Award.
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