Saturday, January 27
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker
(1968) Organizer John Phillips rides the phone backstage, then joins the Mamas and other Papa for “California Dreamin’,” along with a galaxy of 60s stars at their height: Jimi, Janis, The Who, Otis Redding, Simon and Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, et al. Pennebaker collaborated with Richard Leacock and Albert Maysles among others. DCP. Approx. 88 min.
“Pennebaker and his crew (which included Albert Maysles) captured the ebullience of the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, three days of tremendous good vibes and towering performances…The effect is one of estranging intimacy, bringing us impossibly near to these sublime beings onstage and yet somehow ensuring that they remain forever mysterious, magical, and untouchable.”
– Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice