Festival (1967 film)

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Festival
Festival! (1967 film poster).jpg
Theatrical release poster with Donovan and Joan Baez
Directed by Murray Lerner
Written byMurray Lerner
Produced byMurray Lerner [1]
CinematographyMurray Lerner
Stanley Meredith
Francis Grumman
George Pickow
Edited by Howard Alk
Production
company
Patchke Productions
Distributed byPeppercorn-Wormser
Release date
December 5, 1967 (1967-12-05)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Festival (stylized as Festival!) is a 1967 American documentary film about the Newport Folk Festival, written, produced, and directed by Murray Lerner.

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Plot

Filmed over the course of three festivals at Newport (1963-1965), [2] it also features Bob Dylan's controversial 1965 electric set at Newport.

Accolades

Festival was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. [3]

Cast

The film features performances by Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Spider John Koerner, Theodore Bikel, Hobart Smith, the Osborne Brothers, The Staple Singers, Mimi and Richard Fariña, Donovan, Sacred Harp Singers, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Mike Bloomfield, Ronnie Gilbert, Moving Star Hall Singers, Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers, and many others.

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References

  1. Documentary Oscars® in 1968
  2. Liner notes of the 2005 DVD release of Festival! says, "Murray filmed three years at Newport, 1963, 1964 and 1965."
  3. 1968|Oscars.org|Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences