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Pennebaker Hegedus Films D A PENNEBAKER and CHRIS HEGEDUS, documentary filmmakers for over 40 years. Join us on our new film

"Documentary Now ... and Forever" is starting this Week at IFC Center​, a series of classic documentaries paired with th...
09/12/2022
IFC Center - Documentary Now…And Forever!

"Documentary Now ... and Forever" is starting this Week at IFC Center​, a series of classic documentaries paired with their hilarious Documentary Now​ parodies. Catch Original Cast Album: Company Paired with Original Cast Album: Co-Op and The War Room paired with The Bunker, tickets available now!

Created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas, the landmark series Documentary Now! premiered on IFC in 2015. Introduced by Helen Mirren and winkingly posing as a long-running program that stretches back decades, the show has been lovingly paying tribute to documentary classics fo...

The next agricultural revolution is here. Watch  now On Demand in the US and Select Territories! Directed by Liz Marshal...
03/25/2022

The next agricultural revolution is here. Watch now On Demand in the US and Select Territories!

Directed by Liz Marshall & narrated by Jane Goodall, the award-winning documentary is the world’s film about the game-changing climate solution of cultivated meat. Learn more at www.meatthefuture.com/watch.

Sorry to hear about Seymour Wishman. Indie Films were in his DNA He distributed two of our films, Kings of Pastry and Un...
02/17/2022
In Honor of Seymour Wishman

Sorry to hear about Seymour Wishman. Indie Films were in his DNA He distributed two of our films, Kings of Pastry and Unlocking the Cage. First Run Features was a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his family and everyone at at FRF.

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Today is the day! The all new 4K restoration of Original Cast Album: Company is out from The Criterion Collection. Get y...
08/17/2021
Watch Elaine Stritch Sing 'The Ladies Who Lunch' From Newly Remastered Original Cast Album: Company Documentary | Playbill

Today is the day! The all new 4K restoration of Original Cast Album: Company is out from The Criterion Collection. Get your DVD or Blu-Ray today!

https://www.playbill.com/article/watch-elaine-stritch-sing-the-ladies-who-lunch-from-newly-remastered-original-cast-album-company-documentary

The Broadway documentary is released in HD for the first time August 17 from Criterion.

An all new, restored 4K digital transfer of Original Cast Album: Company is coming soon on August 17th, 2021! Head on ov...
05/17/2021
Original Cast Album: “Company”

An all new, restored 4K digital transfer of Original Cast Album: Company is coming soon on August 17th, 2021! Head on over to The Criterion Collection at the link below to reserve your copy today!

https://www.criterion.com/films/30212-original-cast-album-company?fbclid=IwAR2oSrjGGP3PLLhu8iJpQiwUJxDxLMEL4YXbiPXF2eoiRcTNefQdjzGQ50g

This holy grail for both documentary and theater aficionados offers a tantalizingly rare glimpse behind the Broadway curtain. In 1970, right after the triumphant premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking concept musical Company, the renowned composer and lyricist, his director Harold Prince, t...

Congratulations to Liz Marshall, Janice Dawe, Chris Hegedus, and Meat the Future Film for being nominated for the 2021 D...
03/31/2021
Meat the Future - Academy.ca

Congratulations to Liz Marshall, Janice Dawe, Chris Hegedus, and Meat the Future Film for being nominated for the 2021 Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program at the Canadian Screen Awards!

https://www.academy.ca/2021/meat-the-future/

2021 Canadian Screen Awards Nominee: Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program

An excellent remembrance of Penny on his 95th birthday, we miss him dearly.https://www.showbiz411.com/2020/07/15/remembe...
07/20/2020
Remembering Lifetime Oscar Recipient DA Pennebaker, Born 95 Years Ago Today, Always Alive in Our Hearts

An excellent remembrance of Penny on his 95th birthday, we miss him dearly.

https://www.showbiz411.com/2020/07/15/remembering-lifetime-oscar-recipient-da-penneabaker-born-95-years-ago-today

Today DA Pennebaker (Oscar nominee, 1st ever documentary filmmaker to get an honorary Oscar) would have turned 95 years old. His massive, sprawling family would have gathered in Sag Harbor, Long Is…

Congratulations to those who 50 years ago starred in the original production of Company and all those who made it throug...
04/26/2020

Congratulations to those who 50 years ago starred in the original production of Company and all those who made it through the grueling 18 hour cast album recording session. We are happy to announce that The Criterion Collection will be releasing the Blu-ray of 'Company: Original Cast Recording' within the next few months. Can't wait to sort through all the possible extras they will put on it. Does anyone have any ideas?

Merry Merry!https://vimeo.com/79209262
12/24/2019
Jingle Bells

Merry Merry!

https://vimeo.com/79209262

This short film was the first film I made with Robert Kennedy after his brother’s death. Robert Kennedy had decided to run for the New York Senate and was…

Happy Holidays from Pennebaker Hegedus!
12/20/2019

Happy Holidays from Pennebaker Hegedus!

Thank you to Hamptons Doc Fest for honoring D A Pennebaker this weekend in his beloved Sag Harbor. https://indyeastend.c...
12/05/2019
A Tribute To Penny - The Independent

Thank you to Hamptons Doc Fest for honoring D A Pennebaker this weekend in his beloved Sag Harbor.

https://indyeastend.com/arts/entertainment/a-tribute-to-penny/

“Find a story that you believe in and find a passionate subject. You just have to get out there and go do it,” Chris Hegedus said, a word of advice to filmmakers of today. “It’s like James Carville said in ‘The War Room’ — ‘Golf is a game of luck, the more I play, the …

Hanging out with an old friend ... the DeLorean car at the Tribeca premiere of Framing John DeLorean.Penny and I spent t...
05/01/2019

Hanging out with an old friend ... the DeLorean car at the Tribeca premiere of Framing John DeLorean.
Penny and I spent two years filming the birth of John's stainless steel sports car in Belfast, Northern Ireland to its debut in the USA.

I am so proud to be a co-producer and a cinematographer on Cracked Up.  Michelle Esrick's powerful documentary on Darrel...
04/25/2019
The Long Arm of Childhood Trauma - Road to Resilience

I am so proud to be a co-producer and a cinematographer on Cracked Up. Michelle Esrick's powerful documentary on Darrell Hammond and childhood trauma. Listen to this podcast with them.

Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond, filmmaker Michelle Esrick, and Mount Sinai psychologist Jacob Ham, PhD, discuss childhood trauma, complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and healing. (Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Pl...

"Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The ans...
03/27/2019
The 9 Best Documentaries About the American Political System — IndieWire Critics Survey

"Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best documentary about the American political system?"

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/03/best-documentaries-american-politics-1202051821/?fbclid=IwAR3jPDtESgFwbncQ9GUtXResiCIClHAJOqWySXvVbhlmCbGVREwU6kQ_7II

With the 2020 race heating up, and Beto O'Rourke launching his campaign with a film, our panel of critics picks the best documentaries about the American political system.

Happy 89th birthday to Stephen Sondheim!
03/22/2019

Happy 89th birthday to Stephen Sondheim!

Thom Powers' new episode of Pure Nonfiction is out now with Penny, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, and more talking about Com...
03/01/2019
99: D.A. Pennebaker, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney & more on Stephen Sondheim’s “Company"

Thom Powers' new episode of Pure Nonfiction is out now with Penny, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, and more talking about Company and the new episode of Documentary Now. Listen at the link below.

http://www.purenonfiction.net/99-d-a-pennebaker-seth-meyers-john-mulaney-more-on-stephen-sondheims-company/

D.A. Pennebaker’s1970  documentary “Original Cast Album: Company” captures the dramatic recording session of the Stephen Sondheim

Happy birthday to David Bowie, he would have been 72 today, we miss him dearly.
01/08/2019

Happy birthday to David Bowie, he would have been 72 today, we miss him dearly.

Congratulations to Lou Adler, with out whom Monterey Pop would not exist, and to Sam Moore, the heart and soul of Only t...
12/19/2018
Grammy Lifetime Achievement: Sam & Dave, Black Sabbath, Dionne Warwick, George Clinton, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Lou Adler, Ashford & Simpson, Julio Iglesias

Congratulations to Lou Adler, with out whom Monterey Pop would not exist, and to Sam Moore, the heart and soul of Only the Strong Survive!

https://www.showbiz411.com/2018/12/19/grammy-lifetime-achievement-sam-dave-black-sabbath-dionne-warwick-george-clinton-billy-eckstine-donny-hathwaway

The Grammy Award Lifetime Achievement inductees have been announced. And what a gang. Perfection: Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Ig…

Monterey Pop was one of the 25 films chosen by The Library of Congress to be inducted into the National Film Registry. N...
12/12/2018
DA Pennebaker’s Seminal Concert Film “Monterey Pop” Joins the 750 Movies in the National Film Registry

Monterey Pop was one of the 25 films chosen by The Library of Congress to be inducted into the National Film Registry. Not a bad 50th anniversary present!

https://www.showbiz411.com/2018/12/12/da-pennebakers-seminal-concert-film-monterey-pop-joins-the-750-movies-in-the-national-film-registry?fbclid=IwAR0v2_nesC6WOXp8cRW4tlpGVTiFgcYzNvADQDmxxdV4yJ3VFRksNV0O9zs

This morning at 3am the Library of Congress announced the new additions to the National Film Registry. There are now about 750 films in the registry, including the ones announced this morning. Lege…

Very sad to hear that Philip Bosco passed away. Among his many accolades he played George Hay in Moon Over Buffalo with ...
12/05/2018
Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Character Actor, Is Dead at 88

Very sad to hear that Philip Bosco passed away. Among his many accolades he played George Hay in Moon Over Buffalo with Carol Burnett playing his wife Charlotte. He was one of the sweetest men we've had the pleasure of working with. He will be missed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/04/obituaries/philip-bosco-dead.html

A familiar face for years in movies, on television and especially on Broadway, he had a particular affinity for the work of George Bernard Shaw.

"Well, if you loved the curated programming we’ve been doing with our friends at FilmStruck, we have good news for you. ...
11/16/2018
Become a Criterion Channel Charter Subscriber

"Well, if you loved the curated programming we’ve been doing with our friends at FilmStruck, we have good news for you. The Criterion Collection team is going to be carrying on with that mission, launching the Criterion Channel as a freestanding service in spring 2019."

Sign up now at the link below!

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If you loved the adventurous curated programming we’ve been doing with our friends at FilmStruck, we have good news for you.

Make sure to catch Dont Look Back on the wonderfully curated FilmStruck before its too late! And if you want to make sur...
11/07/2018
10 Music Movies to Watch (on Filmstruck before it shuts down)

Make sure to catch Dont Look Back on the wonderfully curated FilmStruck before its too late! And if you want to make sure its never too late, join the thousands of others and sign the Change.org petition below to keep FilmStruck alive!
https://www.change.org/p/warnermedia-keep-filmstruck-alive/psf/share?source_location=petition_show&psf_variant=combo

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/10-music-movies-to-watch-on-filmstruck-before-it-shuts-down/

From classics like ’Gimme Shelter’ and ’A Hard Day's Night’ to cult classics like ’Smithereens’ and ’Fishing with John,’ plus all three previous versions of ’A Star is Born,’ say goodbye to Filmstruck with a song in your heart.

25 years ago today was the first screening of The War Room at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Thank you to...
10/11/2018

25 years ago today was the first screening of The War Room at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Thank you to the The Academy for hosting a great screening and panel, and thank you to all the panelists for coming!

The 25th Anniversary of The War Room's first screening on October 11th, 1993 is happening tonight at the Samuel Goldwyn ...
10/09/2018
THE WAR ROOM (1993)

The 25th Anniversary of The War Room's first screening on October 11th, 1993 is happening tonight at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. With special guests including film subjects James Carville, Dee Dee Myers, directors Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker and producers R.J. Cutler and Wendy Ettinger. Moderated by Todd S. Purdum. Tickets are still available through the link below.

https://www.oscars.org/events/war-room-1993

25th Anniversary Screening and ConversationWith special guests including film subjects James Carville, Dee Dee Myers, directors Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker and producers R.J. Cutler and Wendy...

Unlocking the Cage has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary! Thank you to Steve Wise and ...
07/27/2018
NOMINEES FOR THE 39th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED – The Emmys

Unlocking the Cage has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary! Thank you to Steve Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project for all the outstanding work they do.

https://emmyonline.tv/39th-news-and-documentary-nominations/

New York, N.Y. – July 26, 2018 – Nominations for the 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday, October 1st, 2018, at a ceremony at Jazz at Linc...

be sure to set your DVR as it's on at 5:45 am
07/13/2018
Primary (1960)

be sure to set your DVR as it's on at 5:45 am

The Wisconsin Primary of 1960 sets John Kennedy on the road to the White House.

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Hi guys, been trying to see Unlocking the Cage in Australia since it came out, any chance you'll be making it available to rent on vimeo? Thanks :)
The Flaherty was sad to hear about the passing of one of the greats D.A. Pennebaker (Pennebaker Hegedus Films). He showed works at the 1971, 1977 and 2004 Flaherty Film Seminars. We were lucky to have him as part of our 60th Anniversary celebration back in 2013 with a fireside chat (in conversation with Flaherty Board member Ariella Ben-Dov). He showed his rarely seen film ELIZABETH AND MARY (1965) at our 2015 Flaherty NYC series (in conversation with Faye Ginsburg). Our hearts are with Chris Hegedus and the entire Pennebaker family.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/movies/d-a-pennebaker-dead.html
So sorry this earth has lost D.A. Pennebaker, a man of great soul and a prodigious filmmaking talent. He was the last man standing of the Fab Four filmmakers who pioneered American cinema verité at Drew Associates. Here's a tiny slice of life from that time, as Penny tests his camera on June 2, 1963, before starting to film Robert F. Kennedy for what became "Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment." To get the full arc of his filmmaking career, see Pennebaker Hegedus Films.
The world lost one of the smartest journalists I know over the weekend - my Uncle Penny. I spent my whole life looking up to Penny & his wife, Chris Hegedus, of Pennebaker Hegedus Films. Penny was a visionary filmmaker credited for a style of filmmaking that paved the way for “reality TV,” but the topics he covered were far from “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Together, he & my Aunt Chris have made films about some of the most important political & societal topics of our time. Most importantly, he was an amazing family man to his 8 children, plus 13 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. If you’ve never seen the documentaries “The War Room” or “Unlocking the Cage,” among others, I highly recomended checking them out! What a loss for my aunt & cousins & for the field. Miss you Penny.
🎥 R.I.P. to the master / founder of cinema verite movement at Pennebaker Hegedus Films.
Oh Chris and family I am so so sorry and sad. I saw Penny recently at Rolling Thunder R***e premiere and we chatted about Don’t Look Back, one of my all-time favorites. I thought he would be with us for a long time still. The doc world has lost a giant.
We are delighted to be screening this documentary at IndieCork this October as a special event, introduced by one of the key lawyers at Nonhuman Rights Project directed by Pennebaker Hegedus Films
We're told just received a News and Documentary Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Social Issue Documentary." Kudos to Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker of Pennebaker Hegedus Films!
NhRP President Steven M. Wise interviewed for the South Korean daily newspaper 한국일보! In the last year, we've begun talking and working with People For Non-human Rights (http://pnr.or.kr/), a group of South Korean lawyers and animal advocates who were inspired to form an organization to secure rights for nonhuman animals after they watched Pennebaker Hegedus Films' documentary about the NhRP, Unlocking the Cage.
From our friends at Pennebaker Hegedus Films Beatle George reads the paperback transcript of Dont Look Back directed by D.A. Pennebaker. Published by Ballantine Books in April 1968. Photo: Baron Wolman
Tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Hourglass Cosmetics' beautiful storefront on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California, NhRP President Steven M. Wise, NhRP Director of Government Relations Courtney Fern, and NhRP Communications Director Lauren Choplin will share the latest on our work to secure fundamental rights for nonhuman animals, including a court opinion that we see as a historic mark of progress in the fight for nonhuman rights. Hourglass is a cruelty-free company that decided to support the NhRP's mission and work after watching , Pennebaker Hegedus Films' documentary about the NhRP. This event is free, and wine and refreshments will be provided. We still have a limited number of spaces available if you or someone you know would like to join us! Please RSVP to Erika at [email protected] to get your name on the list and get details on location and parking. Thanks and have a great weekend! 🙂
Americano, poeta, scrittore e cantautore: Bob Dylan con la sua musica ha segnato un'epoca, e finalmente torna in concerto a . La sua ultima presenza è stata nel novembre 2011 ma ancora una volta, il 7 aprile, il Mandela Forum vedrà protagonista il per la letteratura.

Bob Dylan -- American poet and songwriter who defined the music of an entire generation -- is back again to perform again in . The Nobel Prize winner last performed in Florence in November 2011 but will be featured in concert on April 7 at the Mandela Forum.

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