Jimi Plays Monterey (1986)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1986.  , .  Cinematography by , D.A. Pennebaker, , , , , .  Produced by .  Film Editing by , Alan Douglas, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker.  

Jimi Hendrix’s marvelous performance at the 1967 Monterey music festival, excerpted in D.A. Pennebaker’s previous film Monterey Pop, is presented in full in this forty-five minute documentary. It’s a wonderful highlight for Hendrix’s superb guitar styles, plus offers insight from narrator and some file footage and photos of the musical genius’s early days before the festival brought him to prominence. Music fans should definitely take a look.

The Criterion Collection:  #169

Toronto International Film Festival:  1986

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