Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, July 07, 2017

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/1968—directed by D.A. Pennebaker)

On a June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared to life, encapsulating a unique decade's spirit and ushering in – pre-Woodstock – a new era of rock ‘n’ roll. The Monterey Festival would power into orbit the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse torrent of talent that included Simon and Garfunkel, The Who, The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, Hugh Masekela, The Animals, and Ravi Shankar. In his unvarnished, vérité style, Pennebaker captured moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his. This brand-new 4K restoration was created for the Festival’s 50th anniversary. (78 intense minutes)

“The perfect match-up between rock and cinema.” –Armond White