On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival captured a decade's spirit and ushered in a new era of rock and roll. A high-energy, iconic event in music history, the festival featured a wildly diverse mix of talent that included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds 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 and a career-making performance for Janis Joplin. DIR D. A. Pennebaker; PROD Lou Adler, John Phillips. U.S., 1968, color, 78 min. NOT RATED
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