D.A. Pennebaker

John Byrne Cooke


Image No. 67-4-13: D.A. Pennebaker

Leacock-Pennebaker offices, New York City, May 1967

In the spring of 1967, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker was looking foward to the imminent theatrical release of his documentary "Don't Look Back," in which he presented a unique behind-the-scenes view of Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, and he was planning his most ambitious project yet: filming the Monterey International Pop Festival in June. The resulting film, "Monterey Pop!", brilliantly captured the optimistic energy of the Summer of Love and set a standard for all the rock-concert films that followed. Penne's colleague, filmmaker Albert Maysles, is at Penne's right.

Penne holding forth