CFP: D.A. Pennebaker (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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CFP: D.A. Pennebaker

Film & History Conference: The Documentary Tradition
8-12 November, 2006, Dolce Conference Center, Dallas, TX
Deadline: August 15, 2006

I am seeking abstracts and panel proposals about the life and works of D.A.
Pennebaker. With a career spanning more than 50 years, D.A. Pennebaker long
has been a prominent figure in documentary film and video. One of the
pioneers of cinema verite, Pennebaker was affiliated with Drew Associates on
such landmarks as Primary (1960) and Crisis (1962). He later branched out on
his own, making his mark with music documentaries such as Dont Look Back
(1967), Monterey Pop (1968), and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
(1973). He teamed up with Chris Hegedus in the 1970s, and one of their most
famous collaborations is The War Room (1993), which follows the Bill Clinton
presidential campaign staff from the primaries through election day.
Throughout his entire career, Pennebaker has maintained a deep commitment to
the cinema verite style, which shuns director intervention in favor of a
sense of immediacy and intimacy through its fly-on-the-wall approach. A
short biography of Pennebaker is available at
http://www.phfilms.com/index.php/phf/people/d_a_pennebaker, and more
information about his films and his collaborations is available here:
http://www.phfilms.com/index.php/phf/films/.

This area is part of Film & History's 2006 "The Documentary Tradition"
conference. The conference will be held November 8-12, 2006, at the Dolce
Conference Center in Dallas, TX. Both D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus will
be featured artists at the conference.

If you are interested, please send a one-page, 250-300 word proposal for a
15-20 minute presentation by e-mail to hmm160_at_psu.edu. You also can send it
by mail to Heather McIntosh, 115 Carnegie Building, College of
Communications, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
16802.

In your correspondence, please also include your name, the title of your
presentation, an e-mail and postal address, academic affiliation (if
applicable), and if you might need a VCR/TV or a slide projector.

The deadline for proposal and panel submissions is August 15, 2006. You will
be notified of acceptance by August 31, 2006.

For more information about the conference, please visit
www.filmandhistory.org. For any other questions, please feel free to contact
me at hmm160_at_psu.edu.

Kind regards,

Heather McIntosh
College of Communications
The Pennsylvania State University
Office: 102 Business Administration II
Office Hours: 12:30 - 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and by appointment
Mail: 115 Carnegie Building, University Park, PA 16802
E-mail: hmm160_at_psu.edu

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"You don't balance out the astronauts with the Flat Earth Society." -- Pat
Watson

Heather McIntosh
College of Communications
The Pennsylvania State University
Office: 102 Business Administration II
Office Hours: 12:30 - 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and by appointment
Mail: 115 Carnegie Building, University Park, PA 16802
E-mail: hmm160_at_psu.edu

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