Festival (1967 film)

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Directed by Murray Lerner
Produced by Murray Lerner
Written by Murray Lerner
Edited by Howard Alk
Release dates
December 5, 1967 (1967-12-05)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Festival! is a 1967 American documentary film about the Newport Folk Festival, directed by Murray Lerner.

Filmed over the course of three festivals at Newport (1963-1965),[1] the film features performances by Johnny Cash, Joan Baez & Peter Yarrow, 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, Judy Collins, Ronnie Gilbert, Moving Star Hall Singers, Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers, and many others.

It also features the infamous 1965 set by Bob Dylan at Newport. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[2]

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  1. ^ Liner notes of the 2005 DVD release of Festival! says, "Murray filmed three years at Newport, 1963, 1964 and 1965."
  2. ^ "NY Times: Festival". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

In the actual film, the years 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966 are credited as having film footage drawn from those years' concerts. Ref - View the actual film credits on the actual film.

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