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Preview of D. A. Pennebaker “Monterey Pop” restored

Preview of D. A. Pennebaker “Monterey Pop” restored by Janus Films

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love, Janus Films restored D. A. Pennebaker‘s documentary “Monterey Pop”, 1967The Monterey International Pop Festival has been the symbol of the decade’s spirit of rock and roll, D. A. Pennebaker captured ground-breaking performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel and The Who among others. With his characteristic realistic style, D. A. Pennebaker immortalized iconic moments, such as Pete Townshend destroying his guitar and Jimi Hendrix burning his.

Pennebaker’s vision of the 1967 event was instrumental in convincing potential organizers and participants that music was the healthiest way to crystallize the energy of a counterculture that by then seemed both blessedly inevitable and dangerously embattled.” – stated Rock critic Robert Christgau.

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