1970 | Documentary | 185 minutes | English
Often referred to as “the weekend that defined a generation,” the Woodstock festival in 1969 became known as the beginning of the Hippie Generation. A year later, the documentary Woodstock, was released, and we all can now witness what a frenetic, euphoric three-day event it was. To weave in all the happenings into a three-hour film was possible because of the work of three brilliant editors: Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker, and Michael Wadleigh. Directed by Michael Wadleigh, the film Woodstock has become a permanent record of one of the greatest festivals of all time.
Major Participants: Joan Baez / Jimi Hendrix / Joe Cocker / Arlo Guthrie / Richie Havens / The Who
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
- Metacritic Score: 95
Academy Awards: Winner, Best Documentary; Nominated, Best Film Editing
The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The film received a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
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Few documentaries have captured a time and place more completely, poignantly, and for that matter, entertainingly.
WOODSTOCK, brilliantly directed by Michael Wadleigh, is a virtually perfect record of the music festival.
WOODSTOCK is a record of an extraordinary event, the rock festival that drew nearly half a million young people to a 600-acre farm near Bethel, New York. For three days the festival featured music, mud, grass, love, milk, skinny-dipping, acid, Cokes, hot dogs, and meth.
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