Monterey Pop at The Ritzy + Post-Screening Discussion with Us!

As a child of the 90s, the majority of my knowledge from the 1960s is firmly ensconced in the music scene and films made at the time, as well as a few apocryphal stories from my parents when they were wee bairns. As such, I have forced myself to take all renditions of the era with a pinch of salt.

One iconic event that regularly receives high praise is the Monterey International Pop Festival, which featured the cream of the crop when it came to the genre, which is now described as Classic Rock.

D.A. Pennebaker captured the entirety of this fantabulous festival in his film called Monterey Pop. Many of the defining moments of the era were spawned during the weekend, from Jimi Hendrix setting fire to his guitar, to The Who’s utter destruction of the set. Every second of this amazing film is full to the brim with the spirit of freedom and rebellion that surged throughout the decade.


Monterey Pop is showing at The Ritzy for Discover Tuesdays, with a post-screening discussion with Cookie from We Make Movies on Weekends!

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