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Subject: Newport FESTIVAL DVD
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 16 Jun 17 - 06:00 PM

A documentary of the Newport Folk Festival "FESTIVAL" was
released a few years ago. Due for September 2017 release
is a CRITERION edition with multiple supplements.

Criterion FESTIVAL dvd

"Before Woodstock and Monterey Pop, there was Festival. From 1963 to 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached its peak as a popular phenomenon. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, the Staples Singers, Pete Seeger, Son House, and Peter, Paul and Mary were just a few of the legends who shared the stage at Newport, treating audiences to a range of folk music that encompassed the genre's roots in blues, country, and gospel as well as its newer flirtations with rock 'n' roll. Shooting in gorgeous black and white, Lerner juxtaposes performances with snapshot interviews with artists and their fans, weaving footage from four years of the festival into an intimate record of a pivotal time in music—and in American culture at large.
New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Murray Lerner
New reconstruction and remastering of the monaural soundtrack using the original concert and field recordings, approved by Lerner and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
When We Played Newport, a new program featuring archival interviews with Lerner, music festival producer George Wein, and musicians Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Buffy Saint-Marie, Pete Seeger, and Peter Yarrow
Editing "Festival," a new program featuring Lerner, associate editor Alan Heim, and assistant editor Gordon Quinn
Selection of complete outtake performances, including Clarence Ashley, Horton Barker, Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker, and Odetta
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amanda Petrusich and artist bios by folk music expert Mary Katherine Aldin"


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Subject: RE: Newport 'FESTIVAL' DVD
From: GMGough
Date: 20 Jun 17 - 06:46 PM

any footage of Mimi & Richard included ?

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Subject: RE: Newport 'FESTIVAL' DVD
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 29 Aug 17 - 05:13 PM

this from IMDB:
Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, who's acoustic and electric. Son House and Mike Bloomfield talk about the blues; John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee show its range. The Osborne Brothers perform bluegrass. Donovan, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Mimi and Dick Farina, and others less well known also perform. Several talk musical philosophy, and there's a running commentary about the nature and appeal of folk music. The crowd looks clean cut.
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Subject: RE: Newport 'FESTIVAL' DVD
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Aug 17 - 06:32 AM

I've had this DVD on my shelf for years, and never got around to watching it until Thomas posted notice of the expanded edition. It's a terrific film.
And yes, "Mimi and Dick Farina" have a brief performance (during a rainstorm) in the film.
Can't recall what song they were singing.

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Subject: RE: Newport 'FESTIVAL' DVD
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 30 Aug 17 - 01:24 PM

Thanks Joe.

For those who are unable or unwilling to spring for the CRITERION
release (20 bucks or more), the old disc (without all the extras and
enhancements) is being dumped - see it under 10 dollars online.

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