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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 »

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

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ニューポート・フォーク・フェスティバル See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Patchke Productions See more »
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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

Pete Seeger: Why have we done this? Because, we believe in the idea that the average man and woman can make his own music. In this machine age, it doesn't all have to come out of a loud speaker. You can make it yourself, whether you want shout or croon, sing sweet or rough. And it can be your own music. And when I say your own, music of your own kind, whether its your family or your town or your region, your race or your place, your religion or wherever it is.
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Featured in American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) See more »

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Great Doc
29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Festival (1967)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Documentary covering the 1963-66 Newport Music Festival with such acts as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Johnny Cash and of course Peter, Paul and Mary. I had seen several of these artists performances earlier but the real treat here was all the non unknown acts. There was a lot of great music from all (except PP&M and their countless Dylan covers). Another interesting aspect is the crowd stuff and what they all felt folk music was.

Certainly the best of the documentaries looking at this historic event.


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