D.A. Pennebaker

1925 - 2019 (Age 94)


Iconic documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker was a pioneer of cinema verite who was the first documentarian to be awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar. Pennebaker never used a voice over narration or asked questions of his subjects, letting the camera do the talking. His best known film may be 1965’s “Don’t Look Back,” where he followed Bob Dylan on his 1965 tour of England when he transitioned from acoustic to electric folk rock. Other rock docs include “Monterey Pop.” about the iconic rock festival, and “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” which followed David Bowie on tour. Pennebaker was nominated for an Oscar for 1992’s “War Room,” an inside look at Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign which made stars of James Carville and George Stephanopoulos.

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Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Our condolences and prayers are with the family. Please know that the God of tender mercies provides you loving comfort always and forever.

M. James, Lexington MS.

Loss of a loved one is not easy. My sympathy the Pennebaker family. May God's Word comfort you as you endure the loss of D.A.

A lot of people find comfort in God when they experience the grief of losing a loved one or friend. May all who grieve over Pennebaker feel that comfort as they look to Him for hope.

May our God of love strength the family at this difficult time. Psalms 29:11.

With sincere condolences. May the God of comfort give you peace in this difficult time.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Rest in Peace, D.A.. Your work on the groundbreaking Monterey Pop Festival film is a treasure that is still enjoyed and appreciated today, and it will be for generations to come.