Festival (1967)

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Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, who's acoustic and electric. Son House and Mike Bloomfield talk about the blues; John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee show its range. The Osborne Brothers perform bluegrass. Donovan, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Mimi and Dick Farina, and others less well known also perform. Several talk musical philosophy, and there's a running commentary about the nature and appeal of folk music. The crowd looks clean cut.

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Rated Unrated,  1 hr 27 mins

GENRES
Documentary • Music
DIRECTION
Murray Lerner
CAST
Horton Barker  •  Fiddler Beers  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Pete Seeger

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Horton Barker Himself
Fiddler Beers Himself
Theodore Bikel Himself
Pete Seeger Himself
Bob Dylan Himself
Howlin' Wolf Himself
Donovan Himself
Johnny Cash Himself
Judy Collins Herself
Son House Himself
Brownie McGhee Himself
Sonny Terry Himself