1968, Janus Films, 78 min, USA, Dir: D.A. Pennebaker

This salute to the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival revives the world-changing excitement created by the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, The Who and others.

1978, MGM Repertory, 117 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

"It Started as a Concert. It Became a Celebration. Now It's a Legend." On Thanksgiving Day 1976, 5,000 cheering fans gathered for the historic farewell concert of The Band. Martin Scorsese provides fascinating interviews with Band members, but the film's real hook is the stage show: A rotation of rock legends including Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Neil Young join The Band in one of the greatest concert films ever made.

2004, Magidson Films, 78 min, USA, Dir: Mark Magidson

Director Mark Magidson (producer of BARAKA) helmed this ecstatic, trance-inducing concert film of the famed band performing their unusual blend of Celtic folk and New Age Gothic music at Santa Monica’s since demolished Mayfair Theatre. Short bursts of interview footage with Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry give insight into the group’s influences, spiritual affinities and musical direction. "…Magidson’s film is a welcome introduction to the 4AD Records flagship group, who mix Celtic madrigals and an unclassifiable brand of neo-Gothic worldbeat with the haunting voices of co-founders Perry and Gerrard." - Mark Savlov, Austin Chronicle.

Syndicate content