I'M NOT THERE
- I'M NOT THERE
- 2007, Todd Haynes, USA, 135 min.
- With Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale
"The movie of the year."
—J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"A masterwork...Haynes's film hurls a Molotov cocktail through the facade of the Hollywood biopic factory."
—A.O. Scott, The New York Times
One of the most imaginative and innovative film biographies ever made, I'M NOT THERE takes an appropriately unconventional approach to the lives and legends of Bob Dylan. The elusive folk-rock icon (never named in the film) is incarnated by no fewer than six different actors of various races, ages, and genders. Myth, alternate realities, and sheer invention (Dylan machine-gunning the Newport '65 audience, dying of a drug overdose in 1966) mingle with fact and Dylanological minutiae in this densely detailed, non-linear portrait of an artist whose trademark has been his ability to continually reinvent himself. 35mm widescreen. (MR)