Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Documentary Film: 1972


"The Children's Theater of John Donahue"

In winter of 1971, CTC was honored to host acclaimed documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker who had previously filmed Don't Look Back with Bob Dylan on his 1965 music tour of England, Monterey Pop (1968) featuring music legends Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Mamas and the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar and others, Original Cast Album - Company documenting the original cast of the Stephen Sondheim musical, and several other noteworthy films.  Pennebaker spent time with CTC and captured moments backstage and in performance, as well as documenting activity with the administration, school, and production shops. 

Various excerpts have been pulled from the documentary to illustrate specific productions in this blog. 

Click on the links below and you may view the film in its entirety, unedited, as the artist intended.







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