Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Music Movies @ the CST: MONTEREY POP

Music Movies @ the CST: MONTEREY POP

Showtimes

Sunday, Jan 30
7:00pm
monterey pop

The effect is one of estranging intimacy, bringing us impossibly near to these sublime beings onstage and yet somehow ensuring that they remain forever mysterious, magical, and untouchable.

Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

 

So why does Monterey Pop still resonate 50 years later, especially with music documentaries so common? Mainly, it captures a time and place where legends of rock signaled the possibility for change, for peace.

David Harris, Spectrum Culture

 

Even now, 50 years later, Monterey Pop packs a hell of a wallop. In the final sequence when the crowd leaps to its feet in rapture and ecstasy, it is hard not to want to do precisely the same thing.

Dorothy Woodend, The Tyee (British Columbia)

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MONTEREY POP
Director: 
D.A. Pennebaker
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1968
Runtime: 
78 minutes

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first 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 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.

50th Anniversary Release! New 4k Restoration!
 

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE (includes a $1 service fee).