A song from the 1986 concert film “Hard to Handle,” featuring Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, was shown at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival. For the fourth straight year, rare and never-before-screened clips from the Bob Dylan Archive at the University of Tulsa were shown at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival ; the event took place April 28 at House of Independents, with live commentary from Dylan’s manager, Jeff Rosen. Though there weren’t quite as many revelatory moments as there were in the first three years (see links to my coverage of them, below), it was still a treat to see these clips, drawn from various phases of Dylan’s career, on a big screen. Here’s the rundown on what was presented, in the same (mostly) chronological order that the clips were played. “North Country Blues.” A protest song from Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin’ album, played solo acoustic at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival, with Judy Collins, Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley and others looking on. Previously seen in Murray Lerner’s “Festival” and “The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival” documentaries. “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” From Dylan’s 1964’s […]

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