Monterey Pop: Free Outdoor Screening!
“The first great pop festival, the first great festival film” (Greil Marcus). With legendary performances by Otis Redding, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Scott McKenzie, Hugh Masekela, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, the Animals, Ravi Shankar, and Janis Joplin, Monterey Pop celebrates the inclusive power of popular music and epitomizes the optimism of the Summer of Love.
Jimi Plays Berkeley
Joan Churchill, Peter Pilafian, Eric Saarinen, Baird Bryant, United States, 1971
Edited and released shortly after Hendrix’s untimely death, Jimi Plays Berkeley was filmed at two concerts held at the Berkeley Community Theater in May 1970. Interviews with fans and footage of anti–Vietnam War protesters and their pool-hall detractors are interspersed with great performances of Hendrix classics “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Purple Haze,” “Machine Gun,” and others, with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell.