CFP: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus (8/10/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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CFP: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

Film & History Conference: The Documentary Tradition
8-12 November, 2006, Dolce Conference Center, Dallas, TX
Deadline: August 10, 2006

I am seeking abstracts and panel proposals about the works of D.A.
Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. 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. Hegedus also has directed (2001) and the
recent Al Franken: God Spoke (2006), which is receiving rave reviews on the
festival circuit, including Full Frame, SXSW, and Tribeca.

Presentations in this area can cover a variety of topics, including their
signature cinema verite style, the politics of their documentaries, their
representations of music and musicians, and others. Of particular interest
is presentations on Al Franken: God Spoke.

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.

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

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 10, 2006. You will
be notified of acceptance by August 12, 2006.

For more information about the conference, please visit For any other questions, please feel free to contact
me at

Kind regards,

Heather McIntosh
College of Communications
The Pennsylvania State University
Office: 303A James Building
Office Hours: 11:15 - 12:45 p.m. Fridays, and by appointment
Mail: 115 Carnegie Building, University Park, PA 16802

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