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.

This screening is presented by Matters of Vinyl Importance.

This film is distributed by Park Circus.

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