Directed by D.A. Pennebaker
“It captures the pop musical willingness to hurl you into things.” —Renata Adler
On a gorgeous June weekend in 1967, during the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar (who also scored The Apu Trilogy screened last fall).
With his characteristic cinema vérité style, director D.A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend such as Pete Townshend destroying his guitar and Jimi Hendrix burning his. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the film. 1967, U.S., DCP, 78 minutes. Recommended for 13+.
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