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The Weinstein Company is pleased to announce that the critically
NOT THERE opened to theaters on November 21, 2007.
On November 7th, 2007 in New York City, a concert in celebration of I’M
NOT THERE featured My Morning Jacket, Calexico, The Roots, J.
Jennings, Yo La Tengo with Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, John Doe, Mark
Lanegan, Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, Michelle
Shocked & Jimmy LaFave, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Joe Henry,
Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet, Al Cooper & Funky Faculty, Ian
Ball & Olly Peacock (of Gomez), Lee Ranaldo & the Million
Dollar Bashers along with other special guests and presenters.
Proceeds were donated to 826 National, a nonprofit organization
dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative
writing at seven locations across the country.
For more information on the concert, go to http://www.imnotthere.info/
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I’M NOT THERE
I’M NOT THERE is a film that dramatizes the life and music of Bob Dylan
as a series of shifting personae, each performed by a different
actor—poet, prophet, outlaw, fake, star of electricity, rock and roll,
martyr born-again Christian—seven identities braided together, seven
organs pumping through one life story, as dense and vibrant as the era
Arthur (Ben Wishaw), a renegade symbolist poet, serves as the film’s de
facto narrator, while being interrogated by a nameless commission as to
the motivations, subversive undercurrents, and political misreadings of
his work. His witty, ironic responses provide counterpoint to the
chapters of a life that begin to unfurl.
First up, as an embodiment of Dylan’s youthful aspirations, we meet
Woody (Marcus Carl Franklin), a precocious train-hopper who, despite
being 11-years-old and black, calls himself Woody Guthrie. Set in the
late 1950’s, Woody has adopted the posture and tales of the dust bowl
troubadour with a calculated earnestness. To the supporters he
encounters on the road, Woody’s tall tales of circus escapes and
musical glory provide impressive evidence of his authenticity, even as
his impersonation is revealed.
But the character who first achieves success “singing about his own
time” is Jack (Christian Bale), who hits Greenwich Village and
spearheads the protest-music scene of the early sixties with his
original compositions, strident performances and high-profile LPs.
the devouring public divines a social and political consciousness in
his lyrics, Jack severs ties with his ‘message’ in a bizarre retreat
from both his lover and folksinging champion, Alice (Julianne Moore)
and his young worshiping audience.
Robbie (Heath Ledger), a New York actor and motorcycle enthusiast,
races to counter-culture fame with his performance in a 1965 film
biography of the now-vanished Jack. Robbie’s troubled ten-year
relationship with Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is chronicled from
their initial meeting in a Greenwich Village coffee shop through to
their eventual separation against the background turmoil of the Vietnam
While Robbie struggles to balance private life with encroaching fame,
Jude (Cate Blanchett) surrenders body and soul to a full-throttle
assault on his folk music following. Closely following Dylan’s
mid-sixties adventures, Jude shocks his audience by embracing amplified
rock and an increasingly nihilistic, amphetamine-fueled persona.
new sound attracts artistic kudos from Allen Ginsberg (David Cross),
underground ingénue Coco Rivington (Michelle Williams) and
international fame, but infuriates the protest-music old guard, not to
mention journalists like Mr. Jones (Bruce Greenwood). Evading
emotional attachments and basic self-preservation, Jude’s dangerous
game propels him into existential breakdown. His resurrection
the nick of time: Pastor John (Christian Bale) is Jack twenty years
later, a born-again Christian preacher who has jettisoned his folk
music legacy for the gospel.
Finally, the last and oldest of our characters is discovered in full
retreat from the world. Billy (Richard Gere)—no longer “the Kid”—has
survived his famous showdown and found refuge in the metaphoric town of
Riddle, MO living out his days in a self-imposed exile from the past.
But when word of the town’s impending demise forces a confrontation
with his old nemesis Pat Garrett (a reincarnated Bruce Greenwood),
Billy is forced to abandon his sanctuary and continue moving on.
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