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 McKenzieDenny DohertyCass ElliotJohn PhillipsMichelle PhillipsFrank CookBob HiteHenry VestineAlan WilsonArt Garfunkel
Genres: DocumentaryHistoryMusic
Directed By: D.A. Pennebaker Chris Hegedus
Runtime: 78 minutes
Studio: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating Unrated