Subject:

D.A. Pennebaker

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    A Taste of Reality: Top 5 Food Documentaries

    Tommy Lee Jones once didn't do a film because there was a scene in which he was supposed to eat on camera. Tommy Lee Jones doesn't eat on camera. Ever. That film was Man of the House, and it's a good thing that the producers caved to his demands, for the world would be a far, far worse place if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    5 Bands George Clooney Likes

    Boy, the Houston media is in a tizzy about George Clooney today. The King of Hollywood is in town this evening as part of the "Brilliant Lecture Series" at the Wortham Center. (Celebrity With a Cause Alert: Clooney, who will be interviewed by Houston socialite Lynn Wyatt, will probably discuss his a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Screwed Up Eyes And Screwed Down Hairdo: David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust Turns Forty

    David Bowie's space-hippie, proto-punk, peace freak, interstellar rock 'n roll ambassador Ziggy Stardust character debuted 40 years ago today in London at a gig at the Toby Jug pub. The rail-thin Bowie, resplendent in dyed red hair, androgynous clothing, and a beat mixing The Velvet Underground, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    ​Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Best Concert Movies Of All Time

    ​A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash note Don't Look Back, Charles Peterson's grunge chronicle Hype!, and of course the lighthearted ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    Moon Over Buffalo

    Texas Repertory Theatre's play about a repertory theatre

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Hollywood Ain't No Sunshine in Bill Withers Documentary

    Still Bill, the documentary about soul legend Bill Withers (not the Tarantino movie), was released on DVD this week. The filmmakers spent eight years documenting the life of the Thoreau-quoting, piano-playing, philosophizing bluesman, who had immense success with a string of R&B and pop hits bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Dream of Life Offers An Intimate Look At The Newly Widowed Patti Smith

    ​Dream of Life, the 2008 documentary about Patti Smith, opens with Smith's own narration of the many loved ones she's outlived over the years. Among those names are her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith; her brother Todd; and controversial photographer and close friend Robert Mapplethorpe. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Eyeballin': John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band Live in Toronto '69

    It's a story well-told in Beatles lore. Reeling from the Fab Four's unraveling, a bored John Lennon accepted an invitation to perform at the Toronto Rock 'n Roll Revival show in September 1969. He quickly formed an ad hoc group of friends (wife Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film

  • Music

    November 15, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    March 1, 2007
  • Film

    July 29, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

  • Culture

    February 19, 2004

    Fab Film

    Forty years ago, Al Maysles met the Beatles

  • Culture

    May 24, 2001

    Look Ahead

    D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it

  • Music

    May 20, 1999
  • Calendar

    June 11, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 11 - 17, 1998

  • Film

    February 17, 1994

    The Celluloid of the President

    A winning documentary about the Clinton campaign's inner circle

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