Truly inventive filmmaking from Todd Haynes. Using the life of Bob Dylan as inspiration, Haynes creates six (or maybe seven) avatars of Dylans various incarnations to inhabit a psychedelic world of enlightened hoboes and fuzzy-haired preachers who transform into movie-megastars and lanky artists with multiple sexualities. The 60s bleed out into the 70s, and then the 1870s, when Billy the Kid meets a young Woody Guthrie and tries to save a town of Halloween revelers from an English journalist who just wants, against all reason, to make sense of things. Dont succumb to the temptation. Im Not There
, though occasionally dull and 20 minutes too long, is a work of self-indulgent genius that deserves and rewards viewing, even if it asks a little too much.