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Festival (1967)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 23 October 1967 (USA)
Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Murray Lerner

Writer:

Murray Lerner (conceived by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Baez ... Herself
Horton Barker Horton Barker ... Himself
Fiddler Beers Fiddler Beers ... Himself
Theodore Bikel ... Himself
Mike Bloomfield ... Himself
Paul Butterfield ... Himself
Johnny Cash ... Himself
Judy Collins ... Herself
Cousin Emmy Cousin Emmy ... Herself
Donovan ... Himself
Bob Dylan ... Himself
Mimi Fariña Mimi Fariña ... Herself
Richard Farina Richard Farina ... Himself (as Dick Farina)
Ronnie Gilbert Ronnie Gilbert ... Herself
Mrs. Ollie Gilbert Mrs. Ollie Gilbert ... Herself
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Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, who's acoustic and electric. Son House and Mike Bloomfield talk about the blues; John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee show its range. The Osborne Brothers perform bluegrass. Donovan, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Mimi and Dick Farina, and others less well known also perform. Several talk musical philosophy, and there's a running commentary about the nature and appeal of folk music. The crowd looks clean cut. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's about music, it's about people, and an insight into a generation. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Patchke Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of the theatrical documentaries on counter-culture music festivals, preceding Monterey Pop (1968) and Woodstock (1970). See more »

Quotes

Joan Baez: This bunch of people here at Newport, all these kids who look like that, you know, there's got to be an alternative to whatever ways of like are offered to them. You know, I mean, Democrat, Republican. You know, and I would like to offer some kind of alternative. Somehow, you know. Or, help. All the words, all the important things, like truth, truth and love, are just buried in this society. You know, they're buried and laughed at and giggled at and - if people don't give back to them, somehow,...
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Featured in American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) See more »

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Magic Moments that Will Never Happen Again
26 June 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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