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About the Movie
A generation began in his backyard…From Academy Award®-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) comes Taking Woodstock, the comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) 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.
An interesting look back at Woodstock through the visionary eyes of Ang Lee
I wanted to love this film, it was well put together, had realism in its story but I just couldn’t make myself fall in love with it. Whilst labeled a comedy, I didn’t find myself laughing too often. But it does have a decently woven storyline which doesn’t fail to entertain. Ang Lee’s visually complex and impressionist style lends a layer of beauty and depth the subject matter thrives on. The cinematography and compositional editing make this worthwhile viewing, however it is best appreciated by the film aficionado or Ang Lee enthusiast.
- Taking Woodstock (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Various Artists