A two-hour special from Ark Media for PBS American Experience
Produced by Barak Goodman and Jamila Ephron; Directed by Barak Goodman; Co-Directed by Jamila Ephron
The Woodstock music festival was both an ending and a beginning. For the Sixties counter-culture movement – that strange amalgam of protest, rebellion, self-indulgence, and idealism – Woodstock was the last gasp, the bow before the curtain rang down. But for tens of thousands of men and women, boys and girls, who attended the festival, it was a transformative experience, the start of a new way of thinking and being that for many would last a lifetime.
Why was this three-day festival -- thrown together at the last minute by an improbable group of twenty-something impresarios, carried out against the steepest odds -- a defining moment for a generation? As the 50th anniversary approaches, Woodstock takes us back stage; on stage; and, most importantly, into the crowd to understand this strange, confounding, exhilarating, and inspiring event.
Premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, the film will also be screened in select theaters nationwide starting May 24, 2019
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