Da Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus: 'A film-maker needs to watch like a cat'

He was recently awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar, in recognition of films such as Don't Look Back and Monterey Pop. With his wife and collaborator Chris Hegedus, Da Pennebaker recalls shooting Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bill Clinton

Late last week, film-makers Da Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus flew into Adelaide for the city's documentary festival, where they were guests of honour. The couple – they are married, as well as collaborators of more than 20 years' standing – had just been at the Oscars: Pennebaker was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award at the February ceremony, recognition of a body of work that includes Don't Look Back, his intimate record of Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of Britain; Monterey Pop, featuring Hendrix and Joplin; and The War Room, the inside story of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign – a film he made with Hegedus. The awards ceremony was more fun than usual, they say
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