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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 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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The folks at Newport would like to blow your mind. See more »

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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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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

Pete Seeger: The songs they sing are not just being sung for the fun of hearing their own voices. They're not being sung for money. They're being sung for *freedom*. And I can't think of any more wonderful purpose.
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Featured in American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) See more »

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I saw it repeately in 1967
12 March 2004 | by kfssSee all my reviews

I spoke with Mr. Lerner in 74 and he said that as a Black & White movie, people wouldn't want to see it. At that time vcr's were not very popular and kcet was the only venue. He offered to let me see it at a showing but we hung up with out my giving him my number. I saw segments of festival on the peter, paul and mary documentary the other night. It reminded me how much I would love to see Festival at Newport 1967. I wonder if it is for sale, these days. This was a very valuble documentary with extrodinary montage effects. It was truly neat to see and I hope it makes a return one way or another.

Paul H. Borisoff


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