The Bob Dylan Archive, which is housed at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is presenting Dylan on Film, a collection of documentaries about the legendary artist next month, as part of a "grand opening" celebration of sorts. 

The film festival, which runs from September 21 to 24, will feature documentaries by such esteemed filmmakers as Murray Lerner, D.A. Pennebaker, and Martin Scorsese.

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The schedule:

  • September 21, 7 PM, Lorton Performance Center: No Direction Home (2005) - 10th Anniversary World Premiere. Directed by Scorsese
  • September 22, 8:30 PM, Guthrie Green: Festival! (1967) Directed by Lerner. Free outdoor screening. Documenting the Newport Folk Festival from 1963-6, featuring Dylan going electric in 1965, plus Joan Baez, Donovan, Pete Seeger, and Johnny Cash, among others.
  • September 23, 8 PM, Circle Cinema: Dont (sic) Look Back (1967), directed by Pennebaker, who is scheduled to appear for a Q&A session afterward.
  • September 24, 1 PM, Circle Cinema: No Direction Home (2005) encore screening featuring "more than 90 minutes of extended scenes and full-length interviews with Scorsese, Dave Van Ronk and Liam Clancy that have recently been unearthed and will be shown in installation in the gallery of Circle Cinema during the run of the series," according to a press release.
  • September 24, 7 PM, Circle Cinema: 65 Revisited, directed by Pennebaker with Chris Hegedus. (2007 sequel of Dont Look Back through outtakes) with Eat the Document, directed by Dylan, with help from Pennebaker (1972 - The rarely seen documentary of Dylan's electric tour of the U.K.,1966).
  • September 24, 9:30 PM, Circle Cinema: Bob Dylan: From the Archive (1963-2003), described as a "specially prepared ... program of rare and never-before-seen performances from the Bob Dylan Archive."

Tickets are on sale now through Circlecinema.com, Myticketoffice.com, and venue box offices. 

The Ghost of Electricity

The films will coincide with "the inaugural public exhibition of physical elements from The Bob Dylan Archive" - titled "The Ghost of Electricity" - including handwritten lyrics, a manuscript for Dylan's first book.Tarantula, and the leather jacket Dylan wore when he "plugged in" at Newport in 1965.

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