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Woodstock (1970) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

1663

Avg. Rating:

2.91/4

# of Ratings:

61

Genres:

Documentary, Historical

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/26/1970

DVD Release:

06/09/2009

Director:

Michael Wadleigh

Actors:

Joan Baez
Joe Cocker
Arlo Guthrie
Jimi Hendrix
Santana
The Who

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Filmmakers document the1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY featuring musical performances and a candid look at some of the 500,000 concertgoers, the organizers and townspeople who were all a part of the historic event. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 11/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The biggest concert movie ever. Fans of this era of music have to see this.

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mitchellyoung 11/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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One of the best rock documentaries ever made. This film captures every nuance of the famous event - from naked hippies to protesters to drugs to the fantastic musical performances. It's an awesome opportunity to see some of the greatest voices of 60's music on stage together, unedited. Highly recommended for any music lover.

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  Chris Kavan
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06/12/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Epic Documentary of an Epic Event

Having just watched the new extended cut in Blu-Ray, I must say that besides actually attending Woodstock, it felt like I could have been there. The performances are stunning (Hendrix, Joplin, The Who, Santana, Country Joe - the list goes on) and the intimate look at various people - from a port-o-san cleaner to uninhibited skinny dippers, is both amusing and, yes, even thought-provoking.

There will never be another event like Woodstock. It has tried to be emulated and failed (for a comparison, watch Woodstock then watch Gimme Shelter) - this was truly a once-in-a-lifetime happening. Even though there was a lot of chaos, drugs, rain, mud, lack of food and medical staff - the 500,000 plus crowd never got out of hand. And luckily there was a film crew there to document it all - 120 hours...

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3.5/4 

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