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. 



Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom Tour Is Here Oct. 11

The Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom Tour will be at Walker Theatre on Oct. 11.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $29 and $39 and available here on Friday.  Review for Eric Johnson: The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as ... (click for more)

Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical Set For Nov. 10-11

Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical will be at the Tivoli Theatre Nov. 10-11.  The show on Saturday, Nov. 10, begins at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $99, $77, $67, $52 and $37 (plus applicable fees) and will be available Friday here .  Review for Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical: This holiday season discover ... (click for more)

State Democrats Refile Suit In Hamilton County Seeking To Keep Robin Smith Off The Ballot; Election Commission Calls Emergency Meeting

The Tennessee Democratic Party has refiled a lawsuit seeking to keep former state GOP Chairman Robin Smith off the ballot in the Aug. 2 primary ballot. In response, the Election Commission has called an emergency meeting for Monday at 9 a.m. The case has been assigned to Chancellor Pam Fleenor. State Democrats are asking for an expedited hearing. Ms. Smith was ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed Multiple Times At Park Village Apartments

Jeanette Tulloss, 51, was found on the ground outside Park Village Apartments early Tuesday morning. Police said she had sustained multiple stab wounds to her back. Following the incident, Shana Smith, 33, was arrested for attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Officers spoke to Ms. Tulloss in the emergency room of Erlanger Hospital. She said she was approached by Ms. Smith ... (click for more)

Employee Who Stole From East Ridge Should Be Prosecuted

Why has the East Ridge employee who was fired for theft not been charged with theft?    City Manager Scott Miller made the statement that the employee had problems and that the stolen items were returned.  What does that have to do with the employee stealing ?   He has had a history of abuse of city resources. Why is he not being prosecuted? ... (click for more)

Am I Alone? - And Response

 Am I alone seems to be quite apt as I begin to form sentences, thoughts and concerns regarding the state of this country. I feel like I am alone trying, somehow, to justify Trump and understand why he is constantly in the middle of chaos.  Now coined as the Liar-in-Chief, Chief Foreign Affairs Coordinator acting for his pal Russian Dictator, Putin.  The silence ... (click for more)