Happy end of Thanksgiving weekend to everyone. Have you seen I’m Not There yet? You should. If you have already, and are hungry for more! like the kids say, the Walter Reade Theater is screening something called The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1965, a recent NYFF sidebar which is pretty much exactly what its title says it is. It’s alternating showtimes with the 1981 music doc Transes (also a one-time NYFF selection), a portrait of Nass El Ghiwane, “the Rolling Stones of Africa.”
As long as we’re keeping tabs on this season of Dylania and I’m Not There spillover programming, I should mention that The Other Side of the Mirror will open in early December at Cinema Village. And and AND, at this end of this week, IFC Center will start showing 65 Revisited, compiled by D.A. Pennebaker from footage shot for, but not included in the final version of, Don’t Look Back. A title card on I’m Not There says that the film is “inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan,” so all these different views now on display seem kind of appropriate.