January 15, 2020
Plot: Along with a wealth of great music, the film subtly conveys the economic differences between the music’s origins and Newport’s wealthy citizens, and highlights the concentration and playfulness of great musicians by photographing them as intimately as possible.
Director: Michael Wadleigh
Main Cast: Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Sha-Na-Na, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills & Nash
Genres: Documentary, History, Music
Awards: 1971 - Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary (Bob Maurice);
1996 - National Film Registry Selection