“Watching the new 4K restoration of Monterey Pop is like re-experiencing the best of the Sixties in 80 glorious minutes. It’s a completely transporting and magical experience, one legendary musician after another giving revelatory performances—Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and the Papas, and more. And it all culminates in an insane finale by Ravi Shankar—who few in the audience then knew—as he plays an extended back and forth with his tabla player in a crazy performance of mesmerizing virtuosity, while the camera scans the faces of the hushed crowd listening with stunned and rapturous attention.” – Brian Ackerman, Founding Director of Programming
It was 1967, the Summer of Love. On a beautiful June weekend 50 years ago, the Monterey International Pop Festival ushered in a new era of rock and roll. With his characteristic vérité style, now-legendary documentarian D. A. Pennebaker captured it all. Relive the memories or experience this seminal event for the first time with this restored 4K high-definition digital transfer—and a party.