D. A. Pennebaker

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D. A. Pennebaker
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Pennebaker in New York City in February 2007.
Donn Alan Pennebaker

(1925-07-15)July 15, 1925
Evanston, Illinois, United States
DiedAugust 1, 2019(2019-08-01) (aged 94)
Sag Harbor, New York, United States
OccupationDocumentarian, author
Years active1960s–2019
Spouse(s)Chris Hegedus

Donn Alan "D. A." Pennebaker (/ˈpɛnibeɪkə/, July 15, 1925 – August 1, 2019) was an American documentary filmmaker. He was one of the pioneers of Direct Cinema. Performing arts and politics are his subjects. His subjects cover events of the 1960s.

In 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award or "lifetime Oscar".[1]

Pennebaker died at his home in Sag Harbor, New York on August 1, 2019, aged 94.[2]

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  1. Taylor, Drew. "Honorary Oscars Go To Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker & More | IndieWire". IndieWire.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  2. Williams, John (August 3, 2019). "D.A. Pennebaker, Pioneer of Cinéma Vérité in America, Dies at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2019.

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