Born On This Day — July 15, 1925

D.A. Pennebaker - Don't Look Back

Various people began calling our films “direct cinema,” others called it cinema verité, but nobody really knew what to call them. Some even called it “fly-on-the-wall” but this wasn’t right, at least I never wanted to be a fly on the wall, it’s a kind of disgusting idea.

—D.A. Pennebaker