R.I.P.: D. A. Pennebaker

Nobody can argue he was less than a landmark master of documentary. My two faves are, no surprise, “Don’t Look Back” and “Monterey Pop.” Except there’s been a very sad change in my emotional response while watching the films. The first time I was beyond thrilled that the events had been recorded so artfully. The most recent viewings, I felt crushed by how much freedom and optimism has drained away from the world.

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