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PURE NONFICTION Ep. 50: D.A. Pennebaker on Monterey Pop at 50

Hitting the half-century

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Jun 22, 2017

Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who are among the classic acts captured by D.A. Pennebaker in Monterey Pop, which is being released in a new 4K restoration by The Criterion Collection and Janus Films to mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary concert. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviewed Pennebaker, along with two of the film’s cameramen Jim Desmond and Nick Proferes, on June 14, 2017 at the IFC Center in front of a live audience.

For more on Pennebaker, listen to his interview with Chris Hegedus discussing their films Town Bloody Hall, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, The War Room, and Unlocking the Cage, on Pure Nonfiction episode 9.