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In the Beginning was the Image
Conversations with Peter Whitehead
Produced to accompany the 2006/07 worldwide retrospective of his films, In the Beginning was the Image is 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 explorations over the past forty years.
A legendary figure in 1960s counterculture circles, Whitehead made the first Rolling Stones film in 1965, filmed Allen Ginsberg at the Albert Hall, in 1966 was the first person to publish a Jean-Luc Godard script in English, made the quintessential Swingin’ London film in 1967, was friendly with some of the era’s most beautiful women, 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. He later quit filmmaking, authored several novels and for many years ran the world’s largest private falcon breeding sanctuary.