Who: Bob Dylan after more than 62 official releases in five decades continues not only to be relevant but vital to folk rock music as well as to popular culture in general. A reluctant anti-hero in the civil rights movement of the '60s, Dylan is known for his ability to set his radical and insightful social commentary to a poetic timbre. Written on guitar, keyboard and harmonica, Dylan's folk anthems are proof of how far honest and simple music can resonate. The new album Modern Times, debuted at #1 and is his first since, Love and Theft which made the Billboard top five in 2001.
Actress Scarlett Johansson
stars in a new short film set to Bob Dylan's song "When The Deal Goes Down
." Directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller
(Capote), the silent film was shot on 8mm and takes place in the early 1960s. Clues connecting the film's scenes to Bob Dylan's early career are creatively placed throughout the piece. The film has been released in conjunction with Bob Dylan's new album, Modern Times, which was released to massive critical acclaim and reached the top of the Billboard charts for its first week of sales.
Where: The short film can be streamed below: