Festival Express |Bob Smeaton | UK, 2003

Film - Feature | April 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Film will screen on BAMPFA's outdoor screen on Addison Street

With an introduction by Nicholas Meriwether


Festival Express tells the story of the 1970 cross-Canada train tour of some of the most popular musicians of the day. Unlike in standard music festivals where performers came together for a couple of hours or days, the participants in this tour all traveled together on the same train, partying and jamming along the way between concert venues in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary. With footage from on and off the train—featuring performances by Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Ian and Sylvia, Buddy Guy, the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Band, and others—along with contemporary interviews with surviving participants, Festival Express is a toe-tapping good time.

 Admission to this film is free

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