Tag Archives: D. A. Pennebaker

Hot Docs Announces 28 Films in Special Presentations Program

Hot Docs is pleased to announce 28 documentary features that will be part of the Special Presentations program at the 2013 Hot Docs Festival, April 25 to May 5. The program will include three world premieres: AJ Schnack’s CAUCUS, a behind-the-scenes look at the Republican candidates of the Iowa caucus;[...]

Mary Fickett dies at 83 and Steven Tyler loses his dad at 95

HollywoodNews.com: Just a few notes from all over: the lovely Mary Fickett, the wonderful veteran actress who played Ruth Martin on “All My Children,” died this week at age 83. She’d been with the show since day 1, in 1970, until Alzheimer’s forced her to retire about ten years ago.[...]

D.A. Pennebaker, inventor of the music video, turns 85

HollywoodNews.com: D.A. (Donn Alan) Pennebaker turns 85 today, years young. All those so called documentary shows that clutter TV– from the Real World to Celebrity Rehab–spring from the cinema verite that Pennebaker and his cohorts Ricky Leacock, Albert Maysles, and a few others invented more than 50 years ago. Pennebaker[...]

FULL FRAME ’10: D.A. Pennebaker on “Pastry” opening the fest – Hollywood In Ten

BY SEAN O’CONNELL HollywoodNews.com’s interview feature, “Hollywood In Ten,” showcases the creative individuals responsible for the movies we love, and corners them for 10 quality minutes. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, N.C., gets underway Thursday with a handful of screenings throughout the morning and afternoon. Music lovers[...]