Festival Express

Genre:  Documentary
Release Date: July 30, 2004
DVD: December 7, 2004

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Cast: Janis Joplin, Sylvia Tyson, Ian Tyson, Jerry Garcia, Buddy Guy, ShaNaNa


A rousing record of a little-known but monumental moment in rock 'n' roll history. Set in 1970, Festival Express was a multi-band, multi-day extravaganza that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation and a nation.

For five days, the bands and performers lived, slept, rehearsed and did countless unmentionable things aboard a customized train that traveled from Toronto to Calgary to Winnipeg, with each stop culminating in a mega-concert. The entire experience, both off-stage and on, was filmed but the extensive footage remained locked away - until now.

This long-lost material is combined with contemporary interviews nearly 35 years after it was first filmed.

Director: Bob Smeaton
Studio: THINKFilm
Producer(s): Gavin Pooman, John Trapman
Official Site: www.festivalexpress.com

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