“It would have been easy to get cheap laughs by cutting from the traditional performers to the college kids, but Lerner went for depth instead.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

July 7 & 22 | Shot in gorgeous black and white, FESTIVAL captures the peak of the folk music phenomenon with performances and interviews at the Newport Folk Festival, including Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, the Staples Singers, Pete Seeger, Son House, and Peter, Paul and Mary.

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