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D.A. Pennebaker's DON'T LOOK BACK

In spring, 1965, Bob Dylan, 23, a pixyish troubadour, spends three weeks in England. Pennebaker's camera follows him from airport to hall, from hotel room to public house, from conversation to concert. It's the period when Dylan is shifting from acoustic to electric, a transition that not all fans applaud.

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Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz

Thirty-two years ago on Thanksgiving Day 1976 five thousand cheering fans gathered for the historic farewell concert of "The Band". In Martin Scorsese's "brilliant" (Newsweek) film, superstars Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Van Morrison join the musicians on-stage along with one-time collaborator Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr in an unforgettable finale.

A film by Martin Scorsese

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

He is one of the most influential, inspirational and ground-breaking musicians of our time.  Now, Academy Award-nominated director Martin Scorsese brings up the extraordinary story of Bob Dylan’s journey from his roots in Minnesota to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966.

The Pioneer Troubadours


See Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Norm Stephens and others

at the live webcast of this ongoing web series...


Ramblin' Jack Elliott


Norm Stephens


some characters in the Pioneer Troubadour web based

saga...Willie Nelson, PRDFF Producer Buffalo Benford,

Ramblin Jack Elliott and Kris Kristofferson...

From filmmaker Les Blank, who we're

very honored to have at the screening

The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins
The great Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins is captured brilliantly in this deeply moving film. Blank reveals Lightnin's inspiration, and features a generous helping

of classic blues. Includes performances at an outdoor barbeque and a black rodeo; and a visit to his boyhood

town of Centerville, Texas. This powerful portrait is

among Blank's special master-works. Find more on f

ilms by Les Blank







Los Lonely Boys:

Cotton Fields and Crossroads 



Blaze Foley: The Duct Tape Messiah



Blaze Foley was born in a tree house and shot dead in a friend's living room, the songwriter who was 86'ed from his own funeral is now a bona fide country music legend. His heartfelt songs are covered by Merle Haggard, John Prine, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. Four of his albums have been released post-humously, with another four on the way, plus four tribute projects, a novel, screenplay and now a documentary, clearly demonstrating why he's wanted, more dead than alive.

Neil Young: Heart of Gold


Soon after completing his critically-acclaimed album “Prairie Wood,” rock legend Neil Young took the Ryman Auditorium by storm, blowing away the audience with heartfelt renditions of recent songs and classic hits. Documented by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, Neil Young: Heart of Gold is an extraordinary musical portrait of an artist’s soul- and a must-have concert film for any serious music fan!

Festival Express



In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The journeys of Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others were filmed as they lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts.