Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Dylan Doc Debut

According to Yahoo!, the Martin Scorcese documentary about Bob Dylan will go to DVD before it is airs on PBS:

- Martin Scorsese's feature-length biopic of Bob Dylan, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," will debut on DVD on Sept. 20, six days before its U.S. broadcast premiere on PBS and U.K. bow on the BBC. On PBS, the film will air Sept. 26 and 27 as part of the "American Masters" series. It also will air Sept. 26 on the BBC's "Arena" program.

The DVD, from Paramount Home Entertainment, will include extensive additional footage and bonus materials. The film focuses on Dylan's life and music from 1961-66 and includes never-before-seen performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives were intertwined in some way with Dylan during that time.

Scorsese and his crew had access to rare material from the Bob Dylan Archives' film, tape and stills collection, including footage from Murray Lerner's film festival documenting performances at the 1963, '64 and '65 Newport Folk Festivals, outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's famed 1967 documentary "Don't Look Back" and interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger and Joan Baez, among others.
Just thought you might like to know.

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