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D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus


Edition 1987
20' - 1970 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
“Well-shot vintage soul performances are as scarce as chitlins on Wall Street, and though these 20,000 white protobohemians weren’t exactly Redding’s hippest audience, he was definitely out to prove something to ‘the love crowd.’ Clad in a memorable forest-green suit, the most country of the great soul men trundled his oversized body all over the stage in a condensed set of surefire material. The glaring spotlight effects that spoiled Redding’s segment of the original film are mostly gone; except for the girls-of-Monterey montage accompanying ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ Pennebaker honors the visual facts, most notably Redding’s big-hearted face. In the best verite tradition, Pennebaker is drawn to interesting faces–even his tribute to the ladies doesn’t settle for pretty.”
– Robert Christgau, The Village Voice

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D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus


D.A. Pennebaker

Director of Photography

James Desmond, Richard Leacock


D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus

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Countries of production

United States of America



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