The Us Generation: The Making Of the 1982 Us Festival is coming to Blu-ray/DVD on Friday via MVD Entertainment Group.
Directed by Glenn Aveni, with co-director Jay Cederholm and producers Bruce Gibb and Rich Schmig, the film blends rare concert footage and interviews with both organizers and performers.
The three-day event was attended by more than 1 million people at Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore (outside San Bernardino), Calif. It was the brainchild of Apple Computers' Steve Wozniak, who wanted to create something that was a true celebration of Americana, cultivating positive vibes and building a deep sense of community through the power of technology and music.
There are performances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Carlos Santana, The B-52s, The Cars; archived appearances by Johnny & Joey Ramone, Carlos Santana, Sting, Ric Ocasek, Danny Elfman, and Fred Schneider; exclusive interviews with festival founder Wozniak, Mick Fleetwood, Eddie Money, Marky Ramone, Kate Pierson, Stewart Copeland, Mickey Hart and others.