D. A. Pennebaker, the documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer cinéma vérité in films like the 1967 Bob Dylan film “Don’t Look Back” and 1993’s “The War Room,” died Thursday at his home at age 94, Pennebaker’s son told TheWrap.
The celebrated director received an honorary Oscar in 2013 for his body of work, and an Oscar nomination with Chris Hegedus for “The War Room,” an inside look at the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton.
Pennebaker first rose to fame in the early 1960s after he and colleague Richard Leacock developed one of the first fully portable 16mm synchronized camera and sound recording systems which revolutionized filmmaking.
Pennebaker is survived by his wife and filmmaking partner, Chris Hegedus, and his eight children, Stacy, Frazer, Linley, Jojo, Chelsea, Zoe, Kit, and Jane.
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