Director: Todd Haynes
Entertainment grade: E
History grade: D
Bob Dylan is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the last century.
The film opens by invoking Bob Dylan's motorcycle accident of 1966, which marked a turning point in his career. The accident was real – probably. The details are obscure and inconsistent, leading some to questioned whether it happened at all. "There certainly was an accident, or rather an incident," wrote Dylan biographer Howard Sounes. "But it was not as serious as was reported at the time." I'm Not There isn't particularly literal about anything, but it does show Dylan dying after the accident, which in literal terms at least he did not.
Back in the 1950s, a young African-American Dylan (Marcus Carl Franklin) rides boxcars