June 30 – July 12th, 2000

MODS & ROCKERS 2000:

MORE FAB FLICKS FROM THE SHAG-A-DELIC SIXTIES!!

Coverage of Mods + Rockers discussions with the hipsters & dollybirds who made the films!

July 2nd Mods & Rockers Tea Party!

 

 

Furthur Information about the MODS & ROCKERS! FESTIVAL & ENGLISH TEA PARTY: www.ModsAndRockers.com.

Mods + Rockers Tea Party Sponsors: Boddingtons' Pub Ale; Rhino Records; Beatlefest - The Beatles Fan Conventions. Other participating Sponsors are
Crystal Geyser; SoBe Beverage; Mission Beverage; Alize de France; Miceli's; exIncendo; Fabiolus Cafe; Hollywood Book & Poster; The Sunset Room; Off Vine and Theodore's. Further thanks to: Charlotte Del Rose (fashion show coordinator); Swan Moon (graphics); Jeff Lee/Technology Artists (sound); and to all of the musicians and volunteers.


Festival Produced by Martin Lewis, Dennis Bartok and Chris D.

Also, our enormous thanks to Julie Pearce at the National Film Theatre in London for her extraordinary help with this series.

Special Thanks to: Leslie Fenady, Heidi Kuebler & Bill Rush/WARNER BROS.; Scott MacQueen/WALT DISNEY; Charles Hopkins/UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE: Michael Schlesinger/COLUMBIA PICTURES REPERTORY; Bryony Dixon/BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE; Eric Liknaitzky/CONTEMPORARY FILMS: Marc Bovee & Rick Griffith/20TH CENTURY FOX; Allen Klein & Iris Keital/ABKCO; John Kirk/MGM-UA; Linda Evans-Smith & Marilee Womack/WARNER BROS. CLASSICS; RHINO ENTERTAINMENT; Barbet Schroeder and Mike Kaplan; MIRAMAX FILMS; Joe Massot; Murray Lerner; Mark Anstey & Peter Neal; Karl Ferris; Robert Amram; Jerome Zanella/CANAL + IMAGE; Paul Rayton.

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Following hot on the Day-Glo heels and love-beads of last year’s MODS & ROCKERS Festival, the Cinematheque is back with EVEN MORE psychedelicized artifacts from the Love Generation…! And like sweet, innocent Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham transformed into switched-on, candy-striped Pop Sensations in SMASHING TIME, this year’s Mods & Rockers Fest promises to change your wardrobe, improve your sex life and transport you to a world of non-stop Pop Art delights - !! From the glorious Mod slapstick of A HARD DAY’S NIGHT and HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH, to the brilliant satire of THE RISE & RISE OF MICHAEL RIMMER and WILD IN THE STREETS, to the dark, Pink Floyd-stoked paranoia of MORE and THE COMMITTEE, this year’s series brings back some of the wildest and rarest treats of the 1960’s (and even one sneak peek into the decadent 70’s …)

A special highlight of our Mod 2000 Fest will be in-person appearances by 60’s icons Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Micky Dolenz, Spencer Davis and Peter Noone, groundbreaking directors Michael Lindsay Hogg, Barbet Schroeder, Murray Lerner and Joe Massot, and legendary Beatles film producer Walter Shenson - !

PLEASE NOTE – ALL FESTIVAL GUESTS APPEAR SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

 

Friday June 30 – 7:00 PM

Lynn Redgrave, Michael York & Rita Tushingham In Person!! Brand New 35 mm. Print!

SMASHING TIME, 1967, Walt Disney, 96 min. Dir. Desmond Davis. The ultimate Mod fairy tale: Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham star as a pair of gawky country girls navigating a candy-colored whirl of London go-go clubs, boutiques and swinging parties – with the help of scene-making photographer Michael York. In no time at all, Redgrave is transformed into a tone-deaf pop singer (dig the Andrew Loog Oldham-clone who signs her!) -- while waif-like Tushingham becomes the new "Face of the 60’s." Plus, the (very belated) World Premiere of Oscar-winning director Robert Amram’s shelved-before-release paean to Swingin’ Sixties girl power, "Dollybirds!," 1966, 20 min.

Discussion following with actors Lynn Redgrave, Michael York & Rita Tushingham. Ms. Tushingham was not able to attend.

Friday, June 30 – 10:00 PM

*Please note that this show starts at 10:00 PM, not 9:30 PM as was previously announced.

Lynn Redgrave and Michael York In Person!!

GEORGY GIRL, 1967, Columbia, 100 min. The wonderful Lynn Redgrave stars as the hopelessly un-hip Georgina, pining for close chum Alan Bates while roommate Charlotte Rampling jets around London looking fabulous. James Mason co-stars as the older businessman who offers to make Redgrave his mistress, in director Silvio Narizzano’s bittersweet look at the lives of young Londoners trapped in the Swinging Sixties.

THE GURU, 1968, 20th Century Fox, 112 min. Michael York stars as a disaffected British rock star (think Beatle George, maybe?) who travels to India looking for enlightenment, in director James Ivory’s rarely-seen portrait of the collision between cultures Ancient and Mod. Rita Tushingham delivers a sublime performance as the Mia Farrow-like waif who falls for York in between sitar sessions. One of the earliest films from the team of James Ivory, Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Lynn Redgrave and Michael York scheduled to introduce screenings.

 

Saturday, July 1 – 5:00 PM

Producer Walter Shenson In Person!! Restored 35 mm. Print!

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, 1964, Miramax, 85 min. Director Richard Lester’s brilliant, carefree comedy set the tone for the rest of the 1960’s, and captured the Beatles at their best, clowning (as one respected reviewer said) like the musical Marx Bros. From Lester’s restless, handheld camerawork to writer Alun Owen’s surreal Day-in-the-Life script, to the Beatles themselves -- exuberantly singing "Can’t Buy Me Love," "If I Fell" and many others, -- this is the essence of the Sixties.

Plus, "The Making of A HARD DAY’S NIGHT," 1995, 60 min. An intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the film, featuring interviews with Richard Lester, Alun Owen, George Martin and others. Hosted by one of the original film’s concert crowd extras -- Phil Collins! Discussion following with A HARD DAY’S NIGHT producer Walter Shenson.

 

Saturday, July 1 – 8:15 PM

Los Angeles Theatrical Premiere! Michael Lindsay-Hogg In Person!!

THE ROLLING STONES ROCK & ROLL CIRCUS, 1968, ABKCO, 65 min. Easily the greatest lost rock film of the 60’s, ROCK & ROLL CIRCUS is a freewheeling, psychedelic carnival of acrobats, fire-breathers and pure rock & roll, featuring the Rolling Stones, the Who, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and Jethro Tull. Directed by future LET IT BE helmer Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the film features the Stones (with Brian Jones, in his last on-camera performance) ripping through "Jumpin’ Jack Flash," "Sympathy For The Devil," "You Can’t Always Get What You Want" and others, while Lennon, Yoko and Clapton deliver a stunning "Yer Blues." As a one-time only event, we will be screening a gorgeous 35 mm. print of the film, courtesy of ABKCO and The Rolling Stones. "Deserves its legend as the King Tut’s tomb of rock movies … the best record of the original Rolling Stones at its creative zenith." – Godfrey Cheshire, Daily Variety. Discussion following with director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

 

Saturday, July 1 – 10:00 PM

Restored Version! Brand New DTS - Digital Stereo Soundtrack!

YELLOW SUBMARINE, 1968, Apple Films, 85 min. The forces of evil (the Blue Meanies), do battle with the forces of good (Beatles, John, Paul, George & Ringo) for the fate of Pepperland, in director George Dunning's marvelous Pop Art animated classic. Recently restored by MGM/UA in stunning 6-track stereo specially re-mixed from the Beatle's multi-track masters. This version contains the "Hey Bulldog" sequence cut from the US release prints, along with "All You Need Is Love," "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" and other songs. And, it is the Queen's favorite film. Plus, "A Mod Odyssey" 1968, 9 min., a behind the scenes look at the making of the film, along with other rare YELLOW SUBMARINE treasures. Discussion with restoration supervisor Bruce Markoe following.

 

Sunday, July 2 – 2:00 PM

A Magical Monkee Tour! Micky Dolenz In Person!!

"33 1/3 REVOLUTIONS PER MONKEE", 1968, Rhino Home Video, 50 min. Dir. Art Fisher.

An eclectic mixture of psychedelia and variety show, The Monkees only network-TV special featured a Who’s Who of rock & roll greats, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Little Richard; adding a contemporary touch were 60’s groups the Buddy Miles Express and Julie Driscoll & the Brian Auger Trinity. 33 1/3 REVOLUTIONS had the misfortune to air opposite the 1969 Academy Awards, after which it was shelved for nearly 30 years. Plus, "THE MONKEES" Pilot Episode, 1966, Rhino Home Video, 25 min. Dir. Mike Elliot. This ultra-rare pilot episode features all of the classic Monkees songs – sung by composers Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart! (Producer Bob Rafelson didn’t authorize the overdubbing of the familiar Monkees vocals until the show got the green light.) Plus, additional Monkees rarities!! Discusssion following with musician/actor Micky Dolenz.

 

Sunday, July 2 – 4:00 PM

Spencer Davis In Person!!

HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH, 1967, MGM/UA, 96 min. From director Clive Donner (WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT), HERE WE GO ROUND is a cheeky, near-irresistible Pop Art comedy about a hapless young Brit (Barry Evans) trying to lose his virginity during the Love Generation. Scandalous (at the time) for its brief flashes of on-screen nudity, and featuring a stunning psych-pop soundtrack with the Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, HERE WE GO ROUND co-stars Judy Geeson, Angela Scoura, Adrienne Posta and Sheila White as the teenage girls who drive Evans to distraction. Written by noted Beatles biographer Hunter Davies. "A mod TOM JONES … delightful, witty and romantic" – James Powers, Hollywood Reporter. Discussion following with musican/actor Spencer Davis.

Sunday, July 2 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

* A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office on Sunday, July 2nd. It is advisable to buy these prior to 6:00 PM.

CELEBRATE THE JULY 4th WEEKEND – BRITISH STYLE !!

at the 2nd ANNUAL MODS & ROCKERS ENGLISH TEA PARTY & MOVIE!!!

Sponsored by Boddingtons' Pub Ale

At 6:00 PM re-live the British Invasion with an must-see encore of last year’s fab smash rave-up movie, GO GO MANIA!

Then, at 7:30 PM, Brits and Yanks bury their differences and celebrate "Co-Dependance Day" with a Mod Tea Party featuring live music by all-star band "THE SHAG-A-DELICS" – featuring SPENCER DAVIS, ANDY SUMMERS, MICKY DOLENZ, GORDON WALLER (of Peter & Gordon) and many more top Brit and American rockers!!

  • Great British food & drink!
  • Live 60’s Music by all-star band! (Spencer Davis, Lawrence Juber, Andy Summers & More)
  • Sixties fashion show!
  • Costume contest! (Prizes for best-dressed Mods & Rockers!)
  • ‘Veddy’ British fun for all the family – especially the kids!

GO GO MANIA!, 1965, Canal +, 70 min. Dir. Fred Goode. Stroll through some of the most insanely-Mod sets ever created, in this wildly-enjoyable "live concert" flick featuring the cream of the British Invasion -- including the Beatles, the Animals, Peter & Gordon, Herman’s Hermits, the Nashville Teens, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, the Honeycombs and more. Shot in mind-blowing widescreen Technicolor, GO GO MANIA is a priceless celebration of long-haired ravers and screaming teens.

LAST YEAR’S TEA PARTY SOLD OUT – SO WE RECOMMEND YOU BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR THIS EVENT!!

If you buy tickets by Sunday, June 25th, there is a $5 per ticket discount on the standard price of $25 Members, $30 General. Includes food, drink, music, movie and unlimited fun! (Vegetarian food available upon request.) Members can purchase one or two tickets at the member price, depending on their membership level; additional tickets will be at the general price.

To order in advance – please fax your Visa or MasterCard number to 323/467-0163 or 323/461-9737 or call 323/461-2020 – ext. 123. There is a $1 per ticket handling charge for phone or faxed orders. You will receive a confirmation number by telephone. Advance tickets available at the box office (no handling charge) beginning June 3rd. For all other events you must order separately and follow our regular procedures which are on the back of this flyer.

$5 Discount deadline – must purchase by Sunday, June 25th!

General Ticket sales deadline – must purchase by Wednesday, June 28th!

 

Wednesday, July 5 – 7:00 PM

Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone In Person!!

HOLD ON!, 1966, MGM (Warner Classics), 85 min. In 1965-6, Herman’s Hermits were second only to the Beatles in U.S. popularity – and they were offered their first starring movie vehicle in HOLD ON! Arthur Lubin, whose credits spanned Abbott & Costello to "Mister Ed" and "the Addams Family," directed this gritty urban thriller … (just kidding!) Herman (Peter Noone) and the boys are touring the U.S. when NASA offers them the chance of having a space-ship named after them. Adventures ensue. (Note: this, the only surviving 35 mm. print of the film, has faded. Because of its extreme rarity, we’re including it here.) Discussion following with actor and Herman’s Hermits founder/singer Peter Noone and songwriter P.T. Sloane.

 

Wednesday, July 5 – 9:15 PM

Ultra-Rare Pink Floyd Soundtrack Double-Feature! Barbet Schroeder In Person!!

MORE, 1969, 116 min. Director Barbet Schroeder’s stunning portrait of the dark underbelly of the Sixties’ sex and drugs revolution is like a Velvet Underground song on film: Mimsey Farmer stars as the gorgeous, Edie Sedgwick-like junkie princess who draws German drifter Klaus Grunberg into her sunlit world of Euro beach parties, retired Nazis and heroin fixes. With a brilliant, sinister score by Pink Floyd that perfectly captures the dreamy paranoia of Schroeder’s early masterpiece.

U.S. Premiere! THE COMMITTEE, 1968, Contemporary Films, 58 min. Dir. Peter Sykes. Never-before-seen in the U.S., THE COMMITTEE is an alarming parable of repression, starring Manfred Mann-singer Paul Jones (PRIVILEGE) as a solitary hitchhiker who’s abducted to a remote mansion, where he’s interrogated by an authoritarian committee. Featuring music by Pink Floyd, in one of their all-time rarest soundtrack appearances.

Mr. Schroeder will not be able to appear for discussion as was previously announced. Discussion between films with MORE director Barbet Schroeder. (schedule permitting)

 

Friday, July 7 – 7:00 PM

Election Year Special! Presidential Movie Spoof + Live Satire!!

WILD IN THE STREETS, 1968, AIP (MGM/UA), 97 min. Dir. Barry Shear. Astounding, grunge-fueled political satire of a rock star (Christopher Jones) who gets elected President after the voting age is lowered to 15. Along the way, he gets his spaced-out, vegetarian girlfriend (Diane Varsi) elected to Congress, dumps LSD into the Washington, D.C. water supply and sets up concentration camps for anyone over-35! With songs by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, performed by Max Frost & The Troopers, including the thundersome "Shape of Things to Come." Co-starring Hal Holbrook, Shelley Winters, Richard Pryor and Millie Perkins.

Followed by, "Presidentially Incorrect!" – humorist Martin Lewis hosts an all-star panel discussion of comics and pundits shining on irreverent spotlight on Presidential spoofs and satires (with an appreciative nod to Bill Maher’s "Politically Incorrect"!)

 

Friday, July 7 – 9:30 PM

Bedazzling – Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Solo Films!! Producer Walter Shenson In Person!

30 IS A DANGEROUS AGE, CYNTHIA, 1967, Columbia, 84 min. Dir. Joe McGrath. The much-loved Dudley Moore stars as a shy pianist/composer determined to write a fame-generating masterpiece and marry the ideal wife – all before his fast-looming 30th birthday. Dud (who also wrote and performed the film’s jazzy score) falls in love with supreme 60’s dollybird Suzy Kendall – who subsequently starred off-screen as Dudley’s first (real-life) wife!

THE RISE & RISE OF MICHAEL RIMMER, 1970, Warner Bros., 101 min. Dir. Kevin Billington. Never released in the U.S., this brilliant Mod satire written by BEDAZZLED star Peter Cook – with help from Monty Python pals John Cleese and Graham Chapman -- stars Cook as an efficiency expert who takes over a British advertising agency – and quickly rises to the role of ruthless Conservative Prime Minister, eliminating everyone in his path. The film co-stars the cream of British 60’s comedic talent, including John Cleese, Dennis Price, Arthur Lowe, Ronnie Corbett and playwright Harold Pinter.

 

Saturday, July 8 – 5:00 PM

Lost Psychedelic Treasures Double-Header!!

TOOMORROW, 1970, Rank/Calton, 95 min. Hard to believe, but this film actually exists: Olivia Newton-John stars as lead singer with grrrooovvy British pop band "Toomorrow" – whose "Josey & The Pussycats"-style tunes draw the attention of music-hungry aliens, the Alphoids (!!) The extra-terrestrials kidnap "Livvy" and bandmates, and transport them to their shimmering, Pop Art space module so they can re-invigorate the astral music scene … TOOMORROW was the unholy offspring of James Bond-producer Harry Saltzman and "The Monkees"-svengali Don Kirshner, directed by noted British helmer Val Guest (THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT, EXPRESSO BONGO.)

THE LOVE-INS, 1967, Columbia, 92 min. Dir. Arthur Dreifuss. From teen exploitation wizard Sam Katzman, THE LOVE-INS gleefully rips off Timothy Leary, the hippies and everything in sight, in the story of a straightlaced professor (Richard Todd) who becomes headtripping LSD guru to a mob of impressionable college kids. Stay tuned for the mindblowing "Alice In Wonderland" inspired psychedelic ballet (!), featuring music by the Chocolate Watch Band ("Are You Gonna Be There At the Love-in?") and others. Co-starring James MacArthur ("Hawaii Five-O") and Susan Oliver. Tune in, turn on and drop out …

 

Saturday, July 8 – 9:00 PM    DOUBLE FEATURE

Ultra-Rare Screening! Only Surviving 35 mm. Print!

CANDY, 1968, Walt Disney, 115 min. Dir. Christian Marquand. One of the most wildly-underrated films of the 1960’s, CANDY uses the pornographic adventures of an innocent teenage sexpot (played by Swedish bombshell Ewa Aulin) as an opportunity to satirize the American military, 60’s hippie idealism, middle-class morality and more. Based on the notorious ribald novel by DR. STRANGELOVE writer Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg (and adapted by THE GRADUATE screenwriter Buck Henry), CANDY features a jawdropping gallery of supporting players, including Marlon Brando as Grindl the Guru, James Coburn as the hilariously murderous Dr. Krankheit, Ringo Starr, Richard Burton, John Huston, Walter Matthau, John Astin and more! Soundtrack by the Byrds and Steppenwolf.

Timothy Leary meets Phil Spector! Ultra-Rare Pop/Psych Double-Feature!!

THE COOL ONES, 1967, Warner Bros., 96 min. Dir. Gene Nelson. Dig this, pussycats: the luscious Debbie Watson stars as a frustrated go-go dancer on the Whizbam! TV show who creates a new dance craze, "The Tantrum," when she grabs the microphone on-camera from singer Glen Campbell. Meanwhile, 23-year old pop idol Gil Peterson is desperate to get the attention of Phil Spector-ish record producer Roddy McDowall to revive his stalled career … Phenomenal Hollywood pop confection, with songs by the legendary Lee Hazelwood (of Nancy Sinatra fame) and performances by The Leaves and underage sensations The Bantams. Go, baby, go …!

 

Sunday, July 9 – 5:00 PM

Phynx Production team - Survivors' reunion!
In person guests! Bob Booker (producer), Stan Cornyn (writer) co-star Lou Antonio AND legendary songwriters Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller!

THE PHYNX, 1970, Warner Bros., 92 min. Dir. Lee H. Katzin. If there’s anything stranger than TOOMORROW, this is it. A pre-fab pop group, "The Phynx," is created by computer and catapulted to fame by the C.I.A., so they can go behind the Iron Curtain and rescue a gallery of American cultural heroes kidnapped by the Russkies – including Ed Sullivan, Joe Louis, Ruby Keeler, Dorothy Lamour, George Jessel, the Bowery Boys’ Leo Gorcey, Busby Berkeley and Xavier Cugat!

 

 Sunday, July 9 – 7:15 PM

Back by Popular Demand! Joe Massot Tribute – In Person!!

WONDERWALL, 1969, 76 min. Dir. Joe Massot. The standout hit of last year’s Mods & Rockers fest, WONDERWALL is an absolutely glorious/meaningless headtripping fantasy about a doddering old professor (Jack MacGowran) who discovers a secret window into the endless sex-life of gorgeous nymph Jane Birkin (Serge Gainsbourg’s main squeeze and co-singer of "Je t’aime moi non plus"-!) Featuring a shimmering, sitar-laced score by Beatle George Harrison – including the film’s previously lost theme song, rediscovered in Harrison’s personal vaults --, WONDERWALL is a surreal journey back to the Age of Altered Consciousness. Plus, Massot’s exuberant CinemaScope portrait of Swinging London, "Reflections On Love", 1965, 13 min.

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME, 1976, Warner Bros., 136 min. Dir. Joe Massot (with Peter Clifton.) We couldn’t resist sneaking in one from the headbanging 70’s: director Joe Massot’s epic portrait of Led Zeppelin on tour (and at home) in 1973, captured the band at their godlike peak, stomping through "Stairway To Heaven," "Dazed and Confused," "Whole Lotta Love" and others, interspersed with wildly-bizarre fantasy segments featuring Plant, Page, Bonham and Jones in their acting debuts … Hired and fired several times during production by Zep (who were at their hedonistic height), director Massot will share with us some of his choicest memories of touring with the band.

Discussion between films with director Joe Massot.

 

Wednesday, July 12 – 7:00 PM

Incredible String Band & Donovan Hippy Trippy Extravaganza!!

U.S. Premiere! BE GLAD FOR THE SONG HAS NO ENDING, 1969, 50 min. Dir. Peter Neal. Progressive folk-rock ensemble The Incredible String Band counted the Beatles, the Stones, the Who and Zepelin among their most ardent admirers. Between 1966 and 1974, their exhilaratingly-eclectic fusion of rock, folk, Eastern psychedelia and other styles influenced all of the above artists and more. The ultra-rare BE GLAD FOR THE SONG HAS NO ENDING blended a diverse range of styles, including dance, mime, vaudeville and hippie home-movie, into a magical mystery tour-de-force. Plus,

"RETYING THE KNOT" 1997, BBC, 30 min. Dir. Mike Alexander. This BBC-produced documentary of the String Band traces the enigmatic band’s history, and captures their recent reunion concerts. Plus, "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" Promo Film, 1968, 20 min. A surreal, quintessentially-60’s fantasy created to promote Donovan’s 1968 "Gift From A Flower To A Garden" boxed set album by Hendrix photographer-turned-filmmaker Karl Ferris. Shown once on television in 1968 – then lost until this festival!!

Wednesday, July 12 – 9:15 PM

60’s Festival Closer! Director Murray Lerner In Person!!

FESTIVAL, 1966, 98 min. Documentarian Murray Lerner filmed the legendary Newport Folk Festivals from 1963 – 1966, and blended the results into this Oscar-nominated mosaic of the seismic shifts that spawned folk-rock and 60’s activism. Included is the historic scene at the ’65 Festival as an unrepentant Bob Dylan plugs his electric guitar in – Lerner captures the pivotal moment with the purists reeling, and Dylan rocking. Stellar performances from Joan Baez, Donovan, Judy Collins, Peter Seeger and others are intercut with the social tapestry of the Greenwich Village beatniks as they morph into the Woodstock generation.

MESSAGE TO LOVE: THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, 1996, 128 min. The promoters of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival hired filmmaker Lerner to document their landmark concert event, featuring diamond-hard performances by the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Free, ELP, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and more. When the promoters went bankrupt and stiffed Lerner on his fee, he fought them in court for 7 years, finally winning ownership of the footage; 18 years later, Lerner secured the cash to complete the film. He brilliantly juxtaposes the legendary performances with the outrageously-funny behind-the-scenes shenanigans of the promoters, to etch a darkly-satirical portrait illustrating the downfall of the 60’s dream …

Discussion scheduled with director Murray Lerner between films.

Previously announced and now not showing this year.

MONDO TEENO – TEENAGE REBELLION, 1967, 81 min. Dir. Norman Herman. From the weird, wonderful underbelly of 60’s Hollywood comes this incredible, pseudo-documentary portrait of the Sunset Strip -- featuring endless close-ups of go-go dancers, kids pouring into Ciro’s and Pandora’s Box, the LAPD roughing up some harmless teens, and Mike Curb’s amazing, fuzz-fueled soundtrack, featuring the astounding "Teenage Rebellion" theme by the Glass Family! As an added bonus, we get to see teens in England, Sweden and Japan, all grooving to the same primal beat … Yea, baby, yeaa!!

The only surviving print of this film would not go through a projector. We have had to cancel this screening.

POP DOWN, 1968, 98 min. Dir. Fred Marshall. Arguably the rarest and one of the strangest Mod movies ever made, POP DOWN is another mind-bending rock/science-fiction hybrid, where even more aliens invade Swinging '60s London -- and run smack into some of the wildest psychedelic bands of the period, including Dantalion's Chariot (with future Police-man Andy Summers), Brian Auger & The Trinity, and Blossom Toes! Lost in a film warehouse since 1968 and absolutely never shown in the US, this is your only chance to see the legendary POP DOWN!!