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Plot: The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents’ run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.
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Captures the Spirit of Woodstock in a Unique Way
From reading some of the other comments it sounds like most people that are disappointed in this film were mainly put off due to their expectations for a film that focuses on the music.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I loved the unique focus on the small town that hosted the festival and how it affected all of their lives. I believe it was a great way to really capture the vibe of Woodstock without getting too rapt up in the actual musicians that were playing, which to me has been focused on enough over the years.
If you have been to a multiple day festival before you will have a wonderful sense of nostalgia. This movie completely captures how amazing people can be when they remove themselves from the hum drum monotony of their day to day lives and get together with like minded strangers for a few days of complete freedom and joy.
A great feel good movie with a lot of veiled depth about the people that helped make Woodstock one of the most famous events the world has known.
A loving and lovely tribute to a brief moment in time
Perhaps more than most films, you’ll either get this or you won’t. Ang Lee seems to have conjured up the past with an accuracy that most filmmakers would spoil with reverence. Through a series of vignettes and very small references to Wadleigh’s 1970 documentary, “Woodstock,” a legendary moment in culture gets celebrated with a sweetness that was part of the era that quickly evaporated.
I was reminded of the film “Dirty Dancing” not just in the setting but in the tone. Ang Lee keeps the humor from becoming too broad in depiction of the locals whose lives were about to up-ended in a way that no one anticipated but few would not welcome. The actors in particular find a common level to play with that draws the audience into the excitement. We know what will happen, but as the momentum builds to the actual event the audience is swept away just as the characters in the film are.
The key character, a very unimposing Demetri Martin, never falters in this coming-of-age story that mirrors the culture changes swirling around him. He gives a very strong performance and is virtually never off the screen.
I had read that the “main event” isn’t recreated, and that’s partially true. However, we “see” what most of the actual participants of the event saw of the performances on a stage set up in a cow field. It’s a stunning moment in the film and as magical as the experience must have been. I was roughly the same age as the character, struggling with the changes of adolescence at a moment in time when there really weren’t road-maps for the future. While I was far away from the East Coast, this event reached me in many of the same ways as the characters in the film. I suppose for most people my age that was also true.
While I flinched a few times when a “plot” would intrude into this whole dazzling work, it served the purpose for the power and point of the final moments: Standing in the muddy aftermath the hope of what was going to happen next was palpable for a whole generation, but the next event, Altamont with the Rolling Stones, ended it all with crushing horror. Yet, the optimism is still alive, I think. Equality for many racial and sexual minorities were fulfilled or are being so fulfilled at this time and one of the more ironic points of the film was actually scored during the trailers that preceded the feature: the previews for Michael Moore’s “Capitalism” and that subject is what really ended the counterculture.
But for Ang Lee he gives the 40th Anniversary of the Woodstock festival an original and unsentimental celebration. (And if hippies annoy you, this isn’t the film you need to see.)
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music
Director Ang Lee
Writer James Schamus (screenplay), Elliot Tiber (book), Tom Monte (book)
Actors Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton, Demetri Martin
Awards 8 nominations.
Production Company Focus Features
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton 35 III, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 416, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Auricon Cameras, Bolex Cameras, Eclair Cameras
Laboratory DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA
Film Length 3,289 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 16 mm, 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (16 mm footage) (source format), Super 16 (source format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (partial blow-up), D-Cinema