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Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation

2019, Barak Goodman, USA, 96 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, May 31st 2:00pm
  • Fri, May 31st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 1st 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jun 2nd 5:00pm
  • Mon, Jun 3rd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 4th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 5th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jun 6th 6:00pm
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and this entertaining documentary tells the behind-the-scenes story of the most momentous music festival in history. The film expands upon rather than duplicates Michael Wadleigh's 1970 Oscar-winner. WOODSTOCK: TDTDAG hits many of the musical high points, from opening-act Richie Havens's spontaneous creation of the electrifying anthem "Freedom" to Jimi Hendrix's iconic rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on the fourth and final day. However, the film's main focus is on the other side of the footlights: the crowd, the chaos, the mud, the near catastrophes, and, above all and despite all, the spirit of genuine communion and camaraderie that emerged to serve as the aspirational ideal of an entire generation. DCP digital. (MR)

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