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Bob Dylan in Murray Lerner's Festival

12 July 2011 7:04 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Bob Dylan, Festival Bob Dylan, along with Joan Baez; Judy Collins; Peter, Paul and Mary's Peter Yarrow; Donovan; Odetta; Son House; and others, is featured in Murray Lerner's Festival. Nominated for the 1967 Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category, Festival will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Monday Nights with Oscar series on Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Murray Lerner and Peter Yarrow. Lerner went on to direct Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight and The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival. He won an Academy Award for his 1980 documentary From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues) in New York City. »

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Oscar-Nominated Documentary Festival Screening in New York

12 July 2011 7:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary's Peter Yarrow, Festival Murray Lerner's 1967 Academy Award-nominated documentary Festival will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Monday Nights with Oscar series on Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The program will feature a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive and will include a post-screening chat with Lerner and Peter, Paul and Mary singer Peter Yarrow. From the Academy's press release: Festival captures the annual Newport Folk Festival from 1963–66, including live performances by an all-star lineup of such folk music pioneers as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Judy Collins, and Peter, Paul and Mary, as well as interviews with festival attendees and conversations with artists on topics ranging from musical philosophy to the appeal of folk style. Lerner also directed Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight »

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