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Taking Woodstock [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9616807
  • Release Date: 12/15/2009
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Peace, Love and Cinema
    • Feature Commentary with Director Ang Lee and Writer James Schamus


    Taking Woodstock
    Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee tells the story of the Greenwich Village interior designer who inadvertently helped to spark a cultural revolution by offering the organizers of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival boarding at his family's Catskills motel. The year is 1969. Change is brewing in America, and the energy in Greenwich Village is palpable. Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) is working as an interior designer when he discovers that a high-profile concert has recently lost its permit from the nearby town of Wallkill, NY. Emboldened by the burgeoning gay rights movement yet still tied to tradition in the form of the family business -- a Catskills motel called the El Monaco -- Tiber phones producer Michael Lang (Jonathan Groff) at Woodstock Ventures and offers boarding to the harried concert crew. Later, as the Woodstock Ventures staff begans arriving in droves, half a million concertgoers make their way to Max Yasgur's (Eugene Levy) adjacent farm in White Lake, NJ, to witness the counterculture celebration that would ultimately make history as one of the greatest events in the annals of rock & roll. Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber, and Paul Dano co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Demetri Martin
      Demetri Martin - Elliot Tiber
    • Dan Fogler
      Dan Fogler - Devon
    • Imelda Staunton
      Imelda Staunton - Sonia Teichberg
    • Emile Hirsch
      Emile Hirsch - Billy
    • Eugene Levy
      Eugene Levy - Max Yasgur

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great way to spend 2 hours


      What a great movie! A story told from a perspective that may not have already been told. Many scenes from the Woodstock documentary have been recreated to add to the fun factor. Wonderful actors and characters. Great way to spend 2 hours discovering a movement that changed the world in 3 days.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      enjoyed it


      I loved the way the story centered on this small family. I thought it was well writtena and well acted. Loved the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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