IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE IMAGE: CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER WHITEHEAD

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IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE IMAGE: CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER WHITEHEAD

Paul Cronin
GB, 2006
Documentaries, 200min, OF

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE IMAGE: CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER WHITEHEAD

Paul Cronin
GB, 2006
Documentaries, 200min, OF

Cast: 
Peter Whitehead
Sound: 
Elsie Beckmann
Camera: 
Gavin Syevens
Editor: 
Franz Walsch

Production: 
Sticking Place Films 26 Highcroft, North Hill London N6 4RD, Großbritannien T 20 8340 4612 pauljcronin@gmail.com
World Sales: 
Sticking Place Films 26 Highcroft, North Hill London N6 4RD, Großbritannien T 20 8340 4612 pauljcronin@gmail.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color and Black/White

A legendary figure in 60ies counterculture circles, Whitehead made the first Rolling Stones film in 1965, filmed Allen Ginsberg at the Albert Hall, was the first person to publish a Jean-Luc Godard script in English in 1966, made the quintessential Swinging London film in 1967, was inside the occupied buildings of Columbia University with a camera in 1968, and filmed pop promos and concerts with some of the most important musical names of the decade, including Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Paul Cronin's In the Beginning Was the Image is a two-part documentary constructed around a series of newly filmed and archive interviews with writer and filmmaker Peter Whitehead, clips from his rarely screened films, a wealth of still photos, and selections from Whitehead's voluminous filmed archive documenting his adventures over the past forty years.