Chattanooga Film Festival Fundraiser Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Monterey Pop

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The weekend of June 16th, the Chattanooga Film Festival will screen the new 4k restoration of Monterey Pop, a rockumentary about the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival. 

On a June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his. 

Before the Monterey Pop screening, cinephiles will be treated to a documentary short about legendary guitarist Dick Dale, made by students at the STEM School in conjunction with Songbirds Guitar Museum. 

Multiple screenings will be held from Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18, at the Palace Picture House, at 818 Georgia Ave. Tickets are $10, and proceeds will benefit the fifth annual Chattanooga Film Festival, to be held in April of 2018.  

For screening times and to purchase tickets, please visit chattpalace.com

This event is sponsored by Kelly Subaru. 


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