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Monterey Pop

Directed by D. A. Pennebaker

December 10th, 2022 1:00 pm

December 11th, 2022 1:00pm


On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his.


Film Details

Director: D. A. Pennebaker
Studio: Janus Films
Running Time: 79 minutes
Country: USA
Release Year: 1968
Rated: Unrated


“The effect is one of estranging intimacy, bringing us impossibly near to these sublime beings onstage and yet somehow ensuring that they remain forever mysterious, magical, and untouchable.” – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice