MONTEREY POP by D.A. Pennebaker Gets Re-Released On 50th Anniversary

The groundbreaking concert film that helped introduce Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding to the world!

Opens in New York on June 14, in Los Angeles on June 15, and across the country on the weekend of June 16, alongside a new celebration of the festival in Monterey!

“One of the truly invaluable artifacts of our era.”
– Richard Schickel, Life

“A joyous and poppy exploration of the music scene and the counterculture.”
– Cristina Newland, Paste

“D. A. Pennebaker captured not only the performances – most of which were phenomenal – but the flower-power culture that sustained them.”
– Sam Adams, Rolling Stone

Newly restored under the director’s supervision on the occasion of the event’s 50th anniversary, the film re-opens on June 14 in New York and and June 15 in Los Angeles.

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 a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of 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. A brand-new 4k restoration supervised and approved by D.A. Pennebaker.

Please visit Janus Film Website for more info on the film.

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