Two-day film fest, veterans benefit and photo exhibit and sale set |

Two-day film fest, veterans benefit and photo exhibit and sale set

“Peace, Love and War — The Sights and Sounds of ‘67,” a two-day film festival, veterans benefit and photography exhibition and sale is scheduled for Aug. 12-13.

On Aug. 12, VIP ticket holders will be treated to a private reception at The Alexander Gallery in Nevada City. The experience includes a behind-the-scenes photographic tour hosted by Morrison Hotel Gallery co-founders Peter Blachley and legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Henry Diltz of the “Peace, Love and War — The Sights and Sounds of ’67” exhibit.

Following the private reception will be a double-feature screening for VIP and general public seating of the documentary Under the Covers, a film produced by Blachley about his friend Diltz. The second screening, also presented by Diltz who was the official photographer of Monterey Pop and later Woodstock ’69, will be the newly-remastered Monterey Pop concert film by D.A. Pennebaker.

Day two (Aug. 13), hosted by Blachley and others, this double-feature film screening benefits Image Nation, a project of Nevada County Arts Council’s that offers veterans an opportunity to tell their stories and connect to the community through photography. The first film, Thank You for Your Service, explores the mental health issues that plague veterans once they return home from the dangers of the battlefield. The second film is Monterey Pop.

Proceeds from the second day will benefit Image Nation, a program of Nevada County Arts Council and Welcome Home Vets that draws together veterans and the community through photography.

Tickets are available at Briar Patch in Grass Valley or online at

The fine art music photography exhibition and sale will run through September 17 at The Alexander Gallery, located at 225 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959.

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