Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, "Mama" Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Masekela, Grace Slick, Eric Burdon, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar
MONTEREY POP: USA 1968, Digital, Color, English, NR, 78 min
Kick-off Your AthFestivities with a special showing of the First and Greatest Rock Documentary Ever, MONTEREY POP, presented by 6X6 Media Arts Events. Come early for a beverage and stay afterwards for a panel discussion with esteemed and/or knowledgeable guests.
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at 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 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, in this timeless document of a landmark event.