Saturday, October 13, 2007

He won't be there

Woodstock Film Festival organizers some time ago inquired with Bob Dylan's people to see if the legendary singer-songwriter and former Woodstock resident would be interested in making an appearance at this year's fest, in conjunction with the showing of "I'm Not There," the Todd Haynes film that examines the many personas of Bob.

The film fest closes Sunday with two showings of the film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere, among others.

The WFF's putting out feelers for Dylan is not as crazy as you might think. Past WFFs have featured such musical luminaries as Peter Gabriel and Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon of Phish.

The word was, I was told a few minutes ago, that Bob's folks were very enthusiastic about the request, but that the man who tours incessantly would be on the road in the midwest during the festival. If you would like to see Bob Dylan in the flesh this weekend, he is playing tonight in Columbus Ohio, at Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center; and Monday in Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre.

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