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Program Running Time 97 min.

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Directed By: Murray Lerner
(USA, 1967, 97 mins)

"Though not nearly as famous as Monterey Pop (1968), Woodstock (1970), or Gimme Shelter (1970), Festival is an equally fascinating artifact of the turbulent ’60s music scene."Stuart Galbraith IV, DVD Talk

"Marvellously entertaining."Roger Ebert


(1967, 97 mins)
FEATURING Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, Judy Collins, Mississippi John Hurt, Johnny Cash
Classification: 19+
Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.


Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1967, Festival seamlessly blends footage shot at the Newport Folk Music Festival over four years, from 1963 through 1966. These were the years when folk was at the cutting edge of American popular music, but it was also the period of electrification, the point at which rock and pop would take over. Filmmaker Murray Lerner captures a remarkable line up of performers, some of them relatively unknown today (Fred McDowell, Mississippi John Hurt, Fiddler Beers), while others remain household names: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash.

Joan Baez plays at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Saturday July 19.

"Though not nearly as famous as Monterey Pop (1968), Woodstock (1970), or Gimme Shelter (1970), Festival is an equally fascinating artifact of the turbulent ’60s music scene."—Stuart Galbraith IV, DVD Talk

"Marvellously entertaining."—Roger Ebert

Venezuela in Motion: Water Drums, an Ancestral Encounter + short films

Program Running Time 72 min.

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Macbeth

Program Running Time 155 min.

Jul 30 02:00 pm

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Directed By: Eve Best
(GB, 2014, 155 mins, DCP)

From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination.

"A cracking, at times terrifying, production."Daily Telegraph

Me and You

Program Running Time 103 min.

Films in Program

(Io e te)
Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci
(Italy, 2012, 103 mins, DCP)

Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, Last Tango In Paris, The Conformist) returns to his native Italy for what may be his swansong, an intimate yet refreshingly innocent chamber piece about a teenage boy who ducks out of a school field trip and hides out in a disused basement. But his plans for a perfect getaway are thrown when his older half sister discovers his whereabouts…

"Bertolucci’s witty, potent little film showed Cannes that he is still a force to be reckoned with."Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"A masterclass in small-scale filmmaking."Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

Special Advance Screening: 20,000 Days on Earth

Program Running Time 95 min.

Films in Program

(UK, 2014, 95 mins, DCP)

With the permission of screenwriter, star and singer Nick Cave, we’re thrilled to offer this special advance screening of his latest work, a not entirely plausible record of a day in the life of the man himself.

“Incredible. Puts most music films to shame. So inventive and inspiring.”Dave Calhoun, Time Out

“Probably best music doc I’ve ever seen… so much more than music. Beautifully made”Wendy Mitchell, Screen International

FIFA World Cup Semi Final

Program Running Time 130 min.

Films in Program

(130 mins)