Film

Monterey Pop

Sunday, July 8
7:30pm

Location: Van Vleck House & Gardens

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FREE SCREENING AT VAN VLECK HOUSE & GARDENS!

RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, JULY 15 (if weather requires)

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the 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 of the performers in a wildly diverse lineup 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—and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock—D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass watching Janis Joplin’s performance in awe. This fiftieth-anniversary edition presents Monterey Pop in a new 4K restoration.

  • Genre

    Documentary, Music, Performing Arts, Classics

  • Runtime

    78 min

  • Release Year

    1968

  • Director

    D.A. Pennebaker

  • Producer

    Lou Adler, John Phillips

  • Cast

    Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar

  • Country

    USA