D A Pennebaker

D A Pennebaker, director, has participated on over 100 film projects and directed more than thirty feature-length documentaries. His early subjects ranged from the presidential campaign of John Kennedy to the Broadway debut of Jane Fonda. In the ‘60s, Pennebaker’s portrait of Bob Dylan, Don’t Look Back and Monterey Pop, starring Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, were two of the earliest films using real-life drama to have a successful theatrical distribution. Since 1977, Pennebaker has partnered with Chris Hegedus on a host of acclaimed films including Moon Over Broadway and The War Room, for which they received a 1993 Academy Award nomination.  Kings of Pastry, his latest feature film co-directed with Hegedus, has been broadcast internationally and distributed theatrically throughout the U.S.  In 2013 Pennebaker received the Lifetime Achievement Oscar from the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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