Monterey Pop

Monterey Pop Release Date: June 14, 2017

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.

Monterey Pop receives a 50th Anniversary re-release!

Monterey Pop 50th Anniversary poster

Monterey Pop Trailer

Starring: Scott McKenzie,Denny Doherty,Cass Elliot,John Phillips,Michelle Phillips,Frank Cook,Bob Hite,Henry Vestine,Alan Wilson,Art Garfunkel,Paul Simon,Hugh Masekela,Marty Balin,Jack Casady,Spencer Dryden,Paul Kantner,Jorma Kaukonen,Grace Slick,Peter Albin,Sam Andrew,Dave Getz,James Gurley,Larry Taylor,Janis Joplin,Eric Burdon,Vic Briggs,Barry Jenkins,Danny McCulloch,John Weider,Roger Daltrey
Genres: DocumentaryHistoryMusic
Directed By: D.A. Pennebaker Chris Hegedus
Runtime: 78 minutes
Studio: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating Unrated