One of the enduring classics of the rock documentary genre, Monterey Pop celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its countercultural subject in this brand new 4K digital restoration. Unfolding over the course an idyllic June weekend—one that marked the beginning of the famed “Summer of Love”—the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival helped to make the careers of such sixties icons as Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and Jimi Hendrix, who famously burns his guitar on screen. These legends are joined by many more, by acts as accomplished and diverse as Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas & the Papas, The Who, The Byrds, and Ravi Shankar—with filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker capturing each in the director’s signature vérité style. Monterey Pop is not only one of the great concert films in movie history; it is also the portrait of a generation defined by the power of its revolutionary music.
Director D.A. Pennebaker | 1968 | In English | 78 minutes | NR | DCP