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Festival

Music/Documentary

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Cri brcc2803 Blu-ray Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515203715
09/12/2017 Not Available
Cri dcc2804d DVD Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515203814
09/12/2017 Not Available

Release Dates

When Announced When Released
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On Blu-ray September 12 2017Now Available
On DVD September 12 2017Now Available

Product Details

DIRECTOR

Murray Lerner

SYNOPSIS

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 its 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 its 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.

GENRE

Music/Documentary

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

135 Minutes

STUDIO

Criterion Collection