Glastonbury | Chicago Reader


Founded in 1970, the bucolic music festival in southwest England has hosted a phenomenal array of artists over the years, and this documentary by Julien Temple (The Filth and the Fury) only scratches the surface with its performance footage of Nick Cave, Toots and the Maytals, Morrissey, Billy Bragg, the Skatalites, Cypress Hill, Babyshambles, Bjork, Coldplay, Chemical Brothers, Blur, Radiohead, Pulp, Ray Davies, Joe Strummer, Richie Havens, and many others. Despite the 138-minute running time, Temple holds all the artists to one song (or less), devoting about half the movie to kaleidoscopic—and ultimately wearying—montage of festivalgoers past and present. R.

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