REVIVAL69: The Concert that Rocked the World


ByTowne Cinema Sun, Dec 18, 2022 6:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Thu, Dec 22, 2022 7:00 PM
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Director:Ron Chapman


The remarkable, behind-the-scenes story of how a little known, but life-altering music festival came together — against all odds. Young, scrappy concert promoter John Brower puts his life on the line (literally) to turn his failing Toronto Rock n Roll Revival into a one-day event, later coined in rock mythology as “the second most important event in rock & roll history.” And it almost didn’t happen. The festival united rock legends like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley, with The Doors, who were the biggest band in the world. But it was the 11th hour arrival of John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band that ignited a truly seminal moment for the 20,000 fans at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium. Forged with rare, recently discovered behind-the-scenes Super 8 verité footage, and including never-before seen 16mm film of the concert shot by D.A. Pennebaker and his crew, “REVIVAL69: The Concert That Rocked the World”, is an exhilarating VIP ride into a pivotal moment in music history.