D. A. Pennebaker Biography (1925-)

Born Donn Alan Pennebaker, July 15, 1925, Evanston, IL; son of John Paul (a commercial photographer) and Lucille Levick (maiden name, Deemer) Pennebaker;married Sylvia Bell, October 14, 1950 (divorced 1968); married Cynthia BoveeTaylor, 1972, (divorced 1980); married Christine Louise Hegedus (a director),April 3, 1982; children: (first marriage) Stacy Alexandra, Frazer, Linley; (second marriage) John Paul, Chelsea, Zoe; (third marriage) Kit Wetherill, Jane Fearon.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, cinematographer, writer

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Daybreak Express, 1953
  • Brussels Loops, 1957
  • Opening in Moscow, 1959
  • Jane, 1962
  • Hier Strauss, 1965
  • Don't Look Back (also known as Don't Look Back), Leacock-Pennebaker, 1967
  • Monterey Pop, Leacock-Pennebaker, 1967
  • One PM (also known as One A.M./One American Movie, One P.M./One Parallel Movie, and One P.M./One Pennebaker Movie), 1968
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll, 1969
  • Company (also known as Original Cast Album: Company), Pennebaker Associates, 1970
  • Sweet Toronto (also known as Keep On Rockin'), Pennebaker Associates, 1972
  • Elliott Carter, Pennebaker Associates, 1980
  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (also known as Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars), Twentieth Century-Fox/Miramax, 1983
  • Jimi Plays Monterey, Pennebaker Associates, 1986
  • Shake (also known as Shake (Otis Redding)), 1987
  • The Music Tells You (also known as Branford Marsalis: The MusicTells You), 1992
  • Keine Zeit, 1996
  • Moon over Broadway, Artistic License, 1997
  • Woodstock Diary, 1999
  • Down from the Mountain, Cowboy Booking International, 2000
  • Also directed Balloon; David; and Mr. Pearson.
  • Film Director (with Christine Louise Hegedus)
  • Town Bloody Hall, Pennebaker Associates, 1980
  • Dance Black America, Pennebaker Associates, 1985
  • Rocky X, Pennebaker Associates, 1986
  • (With David Dawkins) Depeche Mode 101 (also known as 101),Westwood One Radio, 1989
  • The War Room, October Films, 1993
  • Film Producer
  • One PM (also known as One A.M./One American Movie, One P.M./One Parallel Movie, and One P.M./One Pennebaker Movie), 1968
  • Town Bloody Hall, Pennebaker Associates, 1980
  • Startup.com, 2001
  • Film Cinematographer
  • Yanki No!, 1960
  • Don't Look Back (also known as Don't Look Back), Leacock-Pennebaker, 1967
  • Monterey Pop, Leacock-Pennebaker, 1967
  • (With Nicholas Proferes and Jan Welt) Beyond the Law, Evergreen, 1968
  • Wild 90, Supreme Mix, 1968
  • One PM (also known as One A.M./One American Movie, One P.M./One Parallel Movie, and One P.M./One Pennebaker Movie), 1968
  • (With others) Maidstone, Supreme Mix, 1970
  • Company (also known as Original Cast Album: Company), Pennebaker Associates, 1970
  • Sweet Toronto (also known as Keep On Rockin'), Pennebaker Associates, 1972
  • Town Bloody Hall, Pennebaker Associates, 1980
  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (also known as Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars), Twentieth Century-Fox/Miramax, 1983
  • Dance Black America, Pennebaker Associates, 1985
  • Jimi Plays Monterey, Pennebaker Associates, 1986
  • The Music Tells You (also known as Branford Marsalis: The MusicTells You), 1992
  • (With Nick Doob and Kevin Rafferty) The War Room, October Films, 1993
  • Moon over Broadway, Artistic License, 1997
  • Down from the Mountain, Cowboy Booking International, 2000
  • Film Editor
  • Don't Look Back (also known as Don't Look Back), Leacock-Pennebaker, 1967
  • One PM (also known as One A.M./One American Movie, One P.M./One Parallel Movie, and One P.M./One Pennebaker Movie), 1968
  • Company (also known as Original Cast Album: Company), Pennebaker Associates, 1970
  • Dance Black America, Pennebaker Associates, 1985
  • Jimi Plays Monterey, Pennebaker Associates, 1986
  • Dal polo all'equatore, 1987
  • Depeche Mode 101 (also known as 101), Westwood One Radio, 1989
  • The Music Tells You (also known as Branford Marsalis: The MusicTells You), 1992
  • (With Hegedus and Erez Laufer) The War Room, October Films, 1993
  • Moon over Broadway, Artistic License, 1997
  • Down from the Mountain, Cowboy Booking International, 2000
  • Film Sound Recordist
  • Primary, 1960
  • Film Additional Video
  • Startup.com, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Al, Wild 90, Supreme Mix, 1968
  • Voice, "Film As a Visual Newspaper," Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter, 1982
  • Commentary, Dance Black America, Pennebaker Associates, 1985
  • Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment (also known as Cinema verite--Le moment decisif), 1999
  • Himself, The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, 2000
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • (With others) Primary, 1960
  • (With others) Adventures on the New Frontier, 1961
  • (With others) Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, 1963
  • (With Hegedus and Pat Powell) The Energy War, 1979
  • DeLorean, 1981
  • (With Hegedus) Rockaby, 1983
  • Searching for Jimi Hendrix, Bravo, 1999
  • Television Cinematographer
  • Specials
  • Rockaby, 1983
  • Searching for Jimi Hendrix, Bravo, 1999
  • Series
  • (Interviews only) Sessions at West 54th, PBS, 1997
  • Television Editor
  • Specials
  • Searching for Jimi Hendrix, Bravo, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970), 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Scripts
  • Don't Look Back (also known as Dont Look Back), Leacock-Pennebaker, 1967
  • One PM (also known as One A.M./One American Movie, One P.M./One Parallel Movie, and One P.M./One Pennebaker Movie), 1968
  • Wild 90, Supreme Mix, 1968
  • Town Bloody Hall, Pennebaker Associates, 1980

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Film Comment, November-December, 1988, p. 44
    • Interview, March, 1989, p. 86
    • People Weekly, November 8, 1993, p. 109

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