Paramount at the Movies Presents: Monterey Pop [NR]

Paramount at the Movies Presents: Monterey Pop [NR]

Movies | 06/10/2022 | 8:00PM

1968 | NR | Runtime: 1 hour, 18 minutes

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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.

All images courtesy of Janus Films 

Did you know?

  • Although they declined the invitation to perform because they had sworn off touring permanently, all four of The Beatles were on the festival’s board of directors. George Harrison had helped recommend Ravi Shankar, and Paul McCartney had pushed for the organizers to sign Jimi Hendrix, who was unknown in the United States at the time.
  • The festival marked the first major appearance of Otis Redding in front of a predominantly white audience, and he became a star overnight.
  • The performance of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company was actually their second time on stage that weekend. When they performed the day before, their manager didn’t want their performance to be filmed because he didn’t want his charges to be exploited. However, when their performance was such an overwhelming success, Janis and the band decided to go behind their manager’s back and performed the next night for the purpose of having their performance in the film.
  • Paul Simon originally didn’t want the song “Feeling Groovy” in the film. He felt if any Simon & Garfunkel song should be in the film, it should have been “Sounds of Silence”. However, D.A. Pennebaker convinced him the song was perfect for the film in terms of the flow of the film.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 8.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • June 10, 2022 | 8:00PM
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  • Otis Redding as "Performer"
  • Jimi Hendrix as "Performer"
  • Ravi Shankar as "Performer"
  • Country Joe McDonald as "Performer"
  • Art Garfunkel as "Performer"

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