FILM: Dylan goes electric

Friday, Aug. 15

click to enlarge Bob Dylan - Photo Courtesy Of Mlf Productions
Photo Courtesy Of Mlf Productions
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's epic rocker "Like a Rolling Stone" (clocks in at just over six minutes) had been on the radio for more than a month when the former protest singer returned to the Newport Folk Festival in the summer of '65. Regardless, folk Nazis like Pete Seeger and much of the audience were outraged at Dylan for getting on stage with a full band that featured highly underrated blues/rock guitarist Mike Bloomfield and delivering barn-burning renditions of "Maggie's Farm" and 'Like a Rolling Stone." Footage from that famed incident is included in The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 as well as footage from his '63 and '64 acoustic performances. The film is presented at Beach Theatre as part of its Friday Night Cult Flicks series. Fri. Aug. 15, 9:30 p.m., 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, $7, 727-360-6697, beachtheatre.com.

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