TULSA, Okla. — A series of screenings dive deeper into the world of Bob Dylan.
Starting with the world premiere of the 10th anniversary edition of Martin Scorsese's "No Direction Home", the Bob Dylan Archive is hosting Dylan on Film screening events.
The opening night, Sept. 21 features the film and the inaugural public exhibition of pieces from the Bob Dylan Archive, including his handwritten lyrics to classic songs from the mid-60s and the leather jacket he wore onstage when he “went electric.”
After opening night at Lorton Performance Center, The Ghost Of Electricity will move to The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, where it will be on display from Friday, September 23 through October 10. The exhibition will run concurrent with the first ever museum exhibition of photo stills taken from Don’t Look Back, all made from the original restored film negatives.
A free outdoor screening of Festival!, Murray Lerner’s 1967 landmark documentary, will be held Thursday evening, Sept. 22 at Guthrie Green. The film focuses on some of the Newport Folk Festival’s most memorable performances from the years 1963 to 1966, including Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Pete Seeger and Son House, among others.
Circle Cinema hosts the remaining screenings, with a Friday screening of “Don’t Look Back”, the documentary of Dylan’s 1965 tour of England.
The Circle Cinema will also host three Dylan films on Saturday evening, September 24. First up is 65 Revisited, which was originally released in 2007 to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Dont Look Back. For this film, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus offer audiences another take on a documentary classic by selecting some of the best never-released footage shot during Dylan's 1965 tour, including previously abridged and omitted performances of "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "It Ain't Me Babe" alongside off-stage rehearsals of an early version of "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry."
Eat The Document is Dylan's first directorial effort, an avant-garde travelogue via a hallucinatory assemblage of the 1966 tour footage shot by Pennebaker. In this 1972 release, Dylan intercuts concert performances and rehearsals with loosely scripted scenes that make the film neither fiction nor documentary, but a view of from inside the eye of the storm.
The series closes that evening with Bob Dylan: From The Archive, a program of rare and never-before-seen performances by the artist spanning 1963 to 2003 and held exclusively in The Bob Dylan Archive. Specially prepared for the Dylan On Film event, this program features some of Dylan's most memorable televised and filmed performances including those shot along the legendary Rolling Thunder Revue and the artist's world tours. This program provides audiences with a unique opportunity to see firsthand what The Bob Dylan Archive has to offer.
Tickets for the Dylan On Film series are available at the box offices of all participating venues listed below or may be purchased online at Circlecinema.com and Myticketoffice.com. Full schedule and program information is as follows:
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