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Murray Lerner (conceived by)
Newport is an oasis of beautiful music - and beautiful people ... who take the high road to "Festival!"
Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
Babyshambles Shocked To Be Asked Back To Festival
 (From WENN. 1 April 2008, 12:38 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Joan Baez ... Herself
Horton Barker ... Himself
Fiddler Beers ... Himself

Theodore Bikel ... Himself
Mike Bloomfield ... Himself
Paul Butterfield ... Himself

Johnny Cash ... Himself

Judy Collins ... Herself
Cousin Emmy ... Herself

Donovan ... Himself

Bob Dylan ... Himself
Mimi Fariña ... Herself
Richard Farina ... Himself (as Dick Farina)
Ronnie Gilbert ... Herself
Mrs. Ollie Gilbert ... Herself
Fannie Lou Hamer ... Herself
Son House ... Himself
Mississippi John Hurt ... Himself
John Koerner ... Himself (as Spider John Koerner)
Jim Kweskin ... Himself
Tex Logan ... Himself
Mel Lyman ... Himself
Spokes Mashiyane ... Himself
Fred McDowell ... Himself
Brownie McGhee ... Himself
Pappy Clayton McMichen ... Himself
Sonny Terry ... Himself
Odetta ... Herself
Bobby Osborne ... Himself (as The Osborne Brothers)
Sonny Osborne ... Himself (as The Osborne Brothers)
Joe Patterson ... Himself

Peter Yarrow ... Himself (as Peter)
N. Paul Stookey ... Himself (as Paul)
Mary Allin Travers ... Herself (as Mary)
Almeda Riddle
Eck Robertson

Buffy Sainte-Marie ... Herself
Mike Seeger

Pete Seeger ... Himself
Howlin' Wolf ... Himself (as Howling Wolf)

Directed by
Murray Lerner 
Writing credits
Murray Lerner (conceived by)

Produced by
Murray Lerner .... producer
Cinematography by
Francis Grumman 
Murray Lerner 
Stanley Meredith 
George Pickow 
Film Editing by
Howard Alk 
Production Management
Norman Gewirtz .... unit manager
Sound Department
Arthur Bloom .... sound recordist
John Gibbs .... sound recordist
Jack C. Jacobson .... sound recordist (as Jack Jacobson)
Mike Scott .... sound recordist
Ben Sobin .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Alan Heim .... associate editor
Michael Marantz .... assistant editor
Gordon Quinn .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jones Alk .... production assistant
John Craddock .... production assistant
Harvey Kopel .... production assistant
Judith Lerner .... production assistant (as Judith Levine Lerner)
Barbara Scott .... production assistant

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Additional Details

95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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First of the theatrical documentaries on counter-culture music festivals, preceding Monterey Pop (1968) and Woodstock (1970).See more »

8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Magic Moments that Will Never Happen Again, 26 June 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Director Murray Lerner makes this black and white documentary of the Folk Music at Newport from 1963 to 1966, entwining interviews with the audiences that highlight the importance of the folk music and performances of artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter,Paul and Mary, Donovan, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash.

"Festival" is a testimony of magic moments of the 60's that will never happen again. Who could imagine in the present days an artist like Bob Dylan asking for a harmonica to the audience to play Mr.Tambourine Man; or Peter, Paul and Mary in trouble with the microphones; or Peter Yarrow changing the tune of his guitar while singing with Joan Baez; or the artists so close to the audience. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Festival"

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