The effect is one of estranging intimacy, bringing us impossibly near to these sublime beings onstage and yet somehow ensuring that they remain forever mysterious, magical, and untouchable.
— Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with DRIP (records).
With a performance by Grace Joyner
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
During the Summer of Love, before Lollapalooza or Woodstock, there was the seminal rock music festival Monterey Pop. Hailed as one of the best rock documentaries of the 1960s, the film features performances by The Who, The Mamas & The Papas, Janis Joplin, and most memorably the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s guitar-burning rendition of “Wild Thing.”
Grace Joyner’s hypnotic songs are reflections on heartbreak and self-assurance. The band has four members: Amber Grace Joyner, Camille Rhoden, Nic Jenkins, and Joe Chang.