3 Days of Peace & Music First screened in Spring 1993 / Most recently screened in July 2013
Director: Michael Wadleigh. Documentary record of the instantly legendary upstate New York music concert. Musical performers include Richie Havens, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, The Who, The Sha-Na-Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Crosby Stills & Nash, Ten Years After, Jefferson Airplane, John Sebastian, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. Twitter Capsule:
Compelling synthesis of direct cinema and hippie ethos as 60s pivot into 70s. Still, context lags behind music and myth.
Best appreciated if you don't need the movie to fill out your sense of the era or the frameworks of the event. Being a watershed of epic-length American record-keeping is enough.