Dir: Michael Wadleigh
Cast: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey
184mins   1970   USA   15   English   

Summer of Music season at Depot

Iconic musical documentary of the three-day 1969 music festival that symbolised the late 1960s in terms of musical, social and political ideology of the era. Alvin Lee. Jimi Hendix, The Who and Joe Cocker give riveting performances. As naked flower children romp, the New York freeway is closed because of traffic congestion. Jefferson Airplane gives the wake up call with their song "Volunteers Of America." Crosby, Stills and Nash deliver a memorable performance. John Sebastian gives an impromptu set with a borrowed guitar from Tim Hardin. Santana, Sly and The Family Stone, Sha-Na-Na, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens and Joan Baez also appear. A box office hit, the successful three record set sold millions of copies.

'Few documentaries have captured a time and place more completely, poignantly, and for that matter, entertainingly' - Roger Ebert


Tue 16 July