Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 - Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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THE SUMMER OF LOVE

This June, we mark the 50th anniversary of “the Summer of Love.” Those few months of 1967 brought a renaissance of popular culture that spread from San Francisco’s bohemian enclaves across the entire world - and it was led by music.

The Monterey International Pop Festival can be seen as the coming-out party for the counterculture. The first multi-act outdoor concert to garner international attention, it took place from June 16 – 18, 1967 and featured plenty of well-known hitmakers alongside then-unknown artists including Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company.

The Who was another band introduced to American audiences by a breakthrough performance at Monterey. Along with The Beatles, whose ground-breaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band served as a de facto soundtrack for the Summer of Love, The Who epitomized the notion that popular music qualified as art, an approach borne out on their later “rock operas.”

Though his counterculture credentials were impeccable, Bob Dylan largely sat out the Summer of Love. He had been invited to perform at the Monterey Pop Festival, but was still recuperating from a motorcycle accident the previous year. While the public didn’t get to see him in concert during 1967, Dylan made a memorable big screen appearance that year in D. A. Pennebaker's DON’T LOOK BACK.

Screenings hosted by producer/historian/humorist Martin Lewis - co-founder/producer of the Mods & Rockers Film Festival.
Aero TheatreFri, Jun 23, 2017 - Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Jun 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jun 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
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