Third Time Around: First Look at Rare Bob Dylan Footage on Jersey Shore in April

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Bob Dylan's connection to New Jersey is both historic and vast, and for the third consecutive year his manager — and past film clips of himself and his music — will be in Asbury Park for the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival.

Each spring since March 2016, rare film clips from the recently unearthed Bob Dylan Archive (now being stored at the University of Tulsa) have been screened at the festival, which is an annual event for the Jersey shore town. 

The past two years have featured extraordinary and rare film clips of Bob Dylan performing as well as guest speakers, including photographers who have shot Dylan.

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Dylan Archives III is the third "film" to screened in the Dylan series so far and is set to be shown on Sunday, April 29th, at 12:30 p.m. at the House of Independents.

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Dylan’s manager, Jeff Rosen, is a member of the festival’s board, according to reports. Rosen actually introduced the clips and talked about them for a short time at the first two showings, which were packed with both Dylan fans and festival goers. 

The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival is scheduled for April 27-29. Although he complete schedule is not available yet events will include the world premiere of the documentary Break on Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors, on April 28 (also at the House of Independents), and a screening of the Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, April 29 at House of Independents.

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Dylan famously went electric in the summer of the 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival. He needed an electric band to go on his first electric tour later that year and found his band playing at the Jersey shore — Levon & the Hawks. The Hawks would become the Band, but not after leaving their Summer 1965 residency at Tony Mart's in Somers Point and touring with Dylan during his pivotal and explosive 1965-66 shows.

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