SESSION: Monday 27th February at 7:30pm



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Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back

(1967, dir. D.A. Pennebaker, w/ Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez)

Portrait of the artist as a young man. In spring, 1965, Bob Dylan, 23, a pixyish troubador, spends three weeks in England. Pennebaker's camera follows him from airport to hall, from hotel room to public house, from conversation to concert. Joan Baez and Donovan, among others, are on hand. It's the period when Dylan is shifting from acoustic to electric, a transition that not all fans, including Baez, applaud. From the opening sequence of Dylan holding up words to the soundtrack's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Dylan is playful and enigmatic. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(IMDB rating)

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Gimme Shelter

(1970, dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, w/ The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards)

Gimme Shelter will start at approximately 9:32pm, and finish at approximately 11:09pm.

A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour and the tragic events that concluded it. We see footage of their concerts and of them making the Sticky Fingers album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. However, the main focus of the film is on one concert - Altamont Speedway, outside San Francisco, 6 December 1969. A free concert, it is the Stones' idea and it was meant to be the Woodstock of the West (Woodstock having occurred four months earlier). Other bands performing included Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Santana. However, it is far from being the peace and love of Woodstock. Part of the problem is that the Stones hired the Hells Angels as security. The other problem was that a large portion of the crowd were high on drugs. Friction ensues. During the Stones' set, Meredith Hunter, high on methamphetamine and armed with a gun, makes a lunge for the stage and is stabbed to death by the Hells Angels. The peace and love era of the 60s was over. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.953.953.953.95(IMDB rating)