Godard, Pennebaker & Leacock

… and 7 wonderful minutes with Jefferson Airplane performing from a roof in New York Midtown in 1968. Yes, it is film and music history at its best as Richard Brody, cinema editor at The New Yorker, wrote yesterday urging the locals to run to the Film Forum to get acquainted with ”One P.M.”, shot in the revolutionary year, but never completed.

The article is a must-read for all lovers of Godard AND legendary documentarians D.A. Pennebaker (photo) and Richard Leacock. An excerpt from the article by Brody (who wrote ”Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard):

… a rare, obscure, and fragmentary—yet exemplary, fascinating, and even intermittently iconic—film, “One P.M.,” … It was, in the event, edited by the great documentary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker… Pennebaker and another great documentary filmmaker, Richard Leacock, were the film’s producers and its principal cinematographers. Godard had intended to call it “One A.M.” (“One American Movie”); Pennebaker called his cut of the footage “One Parallel Movie,” but the initials, as Godard noted, could also stand for “One Pennebaker Movie.” And, in this form, it’s one of the most extraordinary time capsules of the era…

Yes, it is politics, as you will see in the clip with Grace Slick and her band but it also reminds you about what the nervous always present direct cinema camera work was. Great.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2013/01/one-pm-all-day.html#ixzz2ImqAxHVu

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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