Festival Express - Bob Smeaton & Frank Cvitanovich

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Festival Express - Bob Smeaton & Frank Cvitanovich
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Festival Express

Bob Smeaton & Frank Cvitanovich

Genre: Music Documentaries

Price: $7.99

Rental Price: $0.99

Release Date: April 29, 2014

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In the summer of 1970, some of the era’s biggest rock stars took to the rails for Festival Express, a multi-artist, multi-city concert tour that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation. What made it unique was that it was portable; for five days, the bands and performers lived, slept, rehearsed and let loose aboard a customized train that traveled from Toronto, to Winnipeg, to Calgary, with each stop culminating in a mega-concert. The entire experience was filmed both off-stage and on, but the extensive footage and sound tapes of the events remained locked away for decades, only recently having been rediscovered and restored. The film Festival Express is a momentous achievement in rock film archaeology which combines the long-lost material with contemporary interviews that add important context to the event nearly 35 years after originally being filmed.

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