BAM Films – “Shake! Otis at Monterey” & “Jimi Plays Monterey”

BAM Films – “Shake! Otis at Monterey” & “Jimi Plays Monterey”

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8pm
*Putnam Triangle Plaza
22 Putnam Ave

Shake! Otis at Monterey
Directed by D. A. Pennebaker
1987, 19min, Digital

Jimi Plays Monterey
Directed by Chris Hegedus, D. A. Pennebaker
1986, 50min, Digital


These concert-film landmarks capture two electrifying live shows that ushered Memphis soul star Otis Redding and little-known guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix into the annals of rock ‘n’ roll mythology. Both musicians lose themselves in the passion of performing, conquering the hippie audience at the now-legendary 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Highlights include Hendrix’s tongue-wagging, guitar-smashing “Wild Thing” and Redding’s cathartic rendition of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”


*This June at Putnam Triangle Plaza, BAMcinématek, in partnership with FAB Alliance, presents three free outdoor screenings of concert classics, complete with a DJ and food from local restaurants. Putnam Triangle Plaza is located at Fulton Street and Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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