An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969.

Follow the story of Woodstock Festival from the very beginning – from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

Woodstock, first released in 1970, was the first film from a young Martin Scorsese, the Assistant Director to Michael Wadleigh, and went on to be nominated for three Oscars and won one.

Loraine Burgon will be sharing memories and anecdotes of her time touring with Ten Years After and telling us what it was like to actually be there at the legendary 1969 Summer of Love Woodstock Festival.

 


This screening is presented by Matters of Vinyl Importance.

This film is distributed by Park Circus.

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