Bardavon’s Big Screen: Monterey Pop (1968)
April 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm$6
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. D.A. Pennebaker’s psychedelic documentary features featuring Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, and more, at the height of the Summer of Love. “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”.