Don’t Look Back: Film Screening at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

In anticipation of the opening of Retrospectrum: Bob Dylan at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Coral Gables Art Cinema presented a one-night only screening of Dont Look Back, featuring a post-screening conversation with Richard Thomas, Harvard professor and author of Why Bob Dylan Matters. Thomas held a book signing after the film screening where he spoke to Dylan fans and answered their questions about Dylan’s life and thought-process behind his art.

In Don’t Look Back, Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker. The legendary documentarian finds Dylan in England during his 1965 tour, which would be his last as an acoustic artist. Dont Look Back is a radically conceived portrait of an American icon that has influenced decades of vérité behind-the-scenes documentaries.

The energy in the theater was palpable as the intro rolled and the documentary began, giving the audience a glimpse into who Bob Dylan was during the height of his success in the 1960’s. FIU students, staff, and community members from across the city joined this event and conversed with Richard Thomas during the post-screening discussion about Bob Dylan’s cultural impact, songwriting process, and political activism.

Presented In partnership with FIU Frost Art Museum, FIU Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, and Books & Books.