MONTEREY POP

1968 **** 79 mins.

This short film covers a three day concert event from 1967. It plays like a typical concert video, simply showcasing a variety of performances. The credit sequences are cool, and the performances are all classic. The short running time helps the film a lot. For a true definitive vision of the sixties, watch Woodstock. If you don't have three to four hours, to spare, though, then Monterey Pop will suffice until you do. Hendrix is the best part of this film, especailly when he sets his guitar on fire. Look for Monkee Micky Dolenz in the ending crowd scene.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Not rated.

Starring:
Big Brother & The Holding Company + Scott McKenzie + Mamas and the Papas + Canned Heat + Simon and Garfunkel + Hugh Masekela + Jefferson Airplane + Janis Joplin + Eric Burden & The Animals + The Who + Country Joe and the Fish + Otis Redding + Jimi Hendrix + Ravi Shankar

Directed by
D.A. Pennebaker


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