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Festival (Criterion Collection)

Festival (Criterion Collection)

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Before Woodstock and Monterey Pop, there was Festival. From 1963 to 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached it's peak as a popular phenomenon. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, the Staples Singers, Pete Seeger, Son House, and Peter, Paul and Mary were just a few of the legends who shared the stage at Newport, treating audiences to a range of folk music that encompassed the genre's roots in blues, country, and gospel as well as it's newer flirtations with rock 'n' roll. Shooting in gorgeous black and white, Lerner juxtaposes performances with snapshot interviews with artists and their fans, weaving footage from four years of the festival into an intimate record of a pivotal time in music and in American culture at large.

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Title: Festival (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary, Folk
Starring: Joan Baez, Bob Dylan And The Grateful Dead, Dylan & The Dead, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Howlin Wolf, Paul Butterfield, Howlin' Wolf, Theodore Bikel, Mike Bloomfield
Director: Murray Lerner
Attributes: Full Frame, Special Edition, Restored, Subtitled
Release Date: 9/12/2017
Original Year: 1967
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary, Folk
Catalog #: 2804
UPC: 715515203814
Item #: 1914008X

Technical Information

Street Date: 9/12/2017
Original Language: ENG
Subtitles: ENG
Run Time: 97 minutes
Studio: Criterion