On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing the decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock ’n’ roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, along with a wildly diverse cast that also included the Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, Hugh Masekela, the Who, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. Filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker, in his characteristic vérité style, documented it all, immortalizing moments that became legend, from Pete Townshend destroying his guitar to Jimi Hendrix burning his.

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D. A. Pennebaker
Running Time
78 minutes
Digital, Color