An Evening with the Bob Dylan Center

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An Evening with the Bob Dylan Center

Screening followed by conversation with Steven Jenkins, Director of the Bob Dylan Center, and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin

Spanning decades and musical styles, this far-ranging program of short films and videos culled from the Bob Dylan Archive features rare and previously unreleased clips of Dylan on stage and in the studio. Selections include Dylan’s first film soundtrack for 1961’s Autopsy on Operation Abolition; a devastating solo rendition of Ballad of Hollis Brown from the 1963 TV special Folk Songs and More Folk Songs; a rollicking 1976 take on I Pity the Poor Immigrant with Joan Baez; a gospel-infused Blowin’ In the Wind; an apocalyptically rocking When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky, with Dylan backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; loving tributes to Johnny Cash and Tony Bennett; a glimpse into the Archive’s film restoration project with before-and-after footage of It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue from 1966; and many more treasures from the Archive.

Followed by a reception in the Jane Peck Gallery.

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Tickets: $25 (members), $30 (nonmembers)


Conversation with Steven Jenkins, Director of the Bob Dylan Center, and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Conversation with Steven Jenkins, Director of the Bob Dylan Center, and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Wednesday, Aug. 30 2023, 6:30
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Prior to joining the Bob Dylan Center, Steven Jenkins held leadership positions at nonprofit arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including University of California Press, SFFilm/The San Francisco International Film Festival, Frameline/The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque and The Friends of Photography/Ansel Adams Center for Photography.

  • The Bob Dylan Center opened in May 2022 as the permanent home of the Bob Dylan Archive, consisting of some 100,000 items—both physical and digital—that represent Dylan’s remarkable creative output. These include handwritten lyric manuscripts to some of the world’s most treasured songs, previously unreleased recordings, never-before-seen film performances, rare and unseen photographs, visual art, and other priceless items spanning Dylan’s unparalleled seven decades as one of the world’s most important cultural figures. Through exhibits, public programs, performances, lectures, and publications, the Center aims to foster a conversation about the role creativity plays in our lives.

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2023 series.

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