Festival

Festival

Directed by Murray Lerner • 1967 • United States

Over the span of four years, from 1963 to 1966, documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner recorded highlights from the Newport Folk Festival. The product is a film featuring some of the greatest performers and musicians of the 1960s, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash and Peter, Paul and Mary. Viewers have not only the opportunity to witness the original live recordings, but also hear from the musicians as they speak to the meaning of their work.

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Festival
  • Festival

    Directed by Murray Lerner • 1967 • United States

    Over the span of four years, from 1963 to 1966, documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner recorded highlights from the Newport Folk Festival. The product is a film featuring some of the greatest performers and musicians of the 1960s, including Bob Dylan...

Extras

  • Edition Intro

  • Making FESTIVAL

    The following program features interviews with director Murray Lerner, associate editor Alan Heim, and assistant editor Gordon Quinn. It was produced in 2017.

  • When We Played Newport

    This 2017 program considers the American folk music movement during its most vital years. It features FESTIVAL outtakes, a 2007 interview with director Murray Lerner, and interviews recorded by Lerner with music festival producer George Wein and musicians Joan Baez, John Cohen, Judy Collins, Buff...

  • Unreleased Performances: John Lee Hooker, 1963

    The outtake presented here, originally recorded by director Murray Lerner and his crew for FESTIVAL, features an unreleased performance by John Lee Hooker.

  • Unreleased Performances: Tom Paxton, 1964

    The outtake presented here, originally recorded by director Murray Lerner and his crew for FESTIVAL, features an unreleased performance by Tom Paxton.

  • Unreleased Performances: Elizabeth Cotten, 1964

    The outtake presented here, originally recorded by director Murray Lerner and his crew for FESTIVAL, features an unreleased performance by Elizabeth Cotten.

  • Unreleased Performances: Johnny Cash, 1964

    The outtake presented here, originally recorded by director Murray Lerner and his crew, features a complete performance by Johnny Cash that is seen in part in FESTIVAL.

  • Unreleased Performances: Clarence Ashley, 1963

    The outtake presented here, originally recorded by director Murray Lerner and his crew for FESTIVAL, features an unreleased performance by Clarence Ashley.

  • Unreleased Performances: Odetta, 1964

    The outtake presented here, originally recorded by director Murray Lerner, features a complete performance by Odetta that is seen in part in FESTIVAL.