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D.A. Pennebaker
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Filmmaker
    (July 25, 1925- )
    Born in Evanston, Illinois
    American author, documentary filmmaker
    Known for pioneering direct cinema/cinema verite
    Directed and produced Bob Dylan documentary 'Don't Look Back' (1967)
    Other notable works include 'Primary' (1960), 'Monterey Pop' (1968), and 'The War Room' (1993)
    One of four recipients of the 2013 Honorary Academy Award
    He is twice divorced.
    He is usually seen wearing a stovepipe hat.
    His film documenting Dylan's 1966 world tour has remained unreleased.
    He instead repeatedly asserted that he does not make documentaries, but 'records of moments,' 'half soap operas,' and 'semimusical reality things.'
    He served in the Navy, and later, worked as an engineer.
    His trademark style of filming usually involves a handheld camera, eschew voice-over narration and interviews in favor of a 'simple' portrayal of events typical of the direct cinema style.
    Both 'Primary' and 'Don't Look Back' were inducted into the Library of Congress's National Film Registry.
    His film 'The War Room' was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar.

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