D.A. Pennebaker Looks Back on the Early Days

Interview with D.A. Pennebaker conducted by journalist Jill Drew at DOC NYC in 2014. Pennebaker, best known for his film on Bob Dylan “Don’t Look Back,” talks about figuring how to make movies. “The yellow pads disappeared,” he said.

Giant of Documentary Film, Robert Drew Completed a Feature About Wife Before His Death

By Gregory Crofton Robert Drew, who invented a new way to tell stories with a camera called American cinéma vérite, also known as direct cinema, kept working right up until his death at 90. “His mind was clear until the…

Robert Drew Taught Everyone Else How to Catch Life on Camera

Robert Drew (left), president and founder of Drew Associates, an independent documentary film producer, explains to an interviewer, Alfred Norrins, the new concept of journalistic filmmaking he pioneered in the late 1950s, which came to be known as American cinema…

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