D. A. Pennebaker

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D. A. Pennebaker
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Pennebaker in New York City in February 2007.
Born Donn Alan Pennebaker
July 15, 1925 (1925-07-15) (age 92)
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Occupation Documentarian, author
Years active 1960s–present
Spouse(s) Chris Hegedus
Website www.phfilms.com

Donn Alan "D. A." Pennebaker (/ˈpɛnibeɪkə/, born July 15, 1925) is 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. Taylor, Drew. "Honorary Oscars Go To Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker & More | IndieWire". IndieWire.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012.