Up 5,541 this week

The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Music  -  7 December 2007 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 277 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 7 critic

Add a Plot


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

Join us at 9:00am PST to chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 19 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
a list of 32 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
a list of 1325 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
a list of 110 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (TV Movie 2007)

The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (TV Movie 2007) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.



Credited cast:
Herself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Herself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Documentary | Music





Release Date:

7 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

NOT Disappointing
20 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe that this film has only 82 votes and 3 comments! This is an amazing concert film. If you're frustrated with all the music movies where you only get to hear 30 seconds to a minute of each song, this is the film for you. There is no fancy camera work, no distracting lighting, no peripatetic moving the camera from place to place, like we'll be bored if we just see the singer singing the song. Much of the time you see Dylan's face in close up, as if you were sitting on stage. And every song he sings you hear from the opening to closing chords. It's a special treat to see the young Johnny Cash, but he's not the focus of this film, so we only see part of a song. Same for Joan Baez. Other than that, no other performers than Dylan.

There are no interviews, no crowd closeups, no explanation of anything. The performances just speak for themselves in a way you probably haven't seen before, even if you've seen all the other Dylan films. You might even hear a song or two you haven't heard before, and you get not one but two complete performances of Mr. Tambourine Man. The change in Dylan's appearance, voice, and music in the course of just three years is amazing, and seeing it without commentary just seems "right" to me. You don't always need to hear someone explain what you can see for yourself.

The sound and picture, while black and white, is amazingly high quality, even without considering the era from which it was all recorded.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Chimes of Freedom michlmint

Contribute to This Page