Taking Woodstock

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2009 | R | Comedy Drama

The new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee. A 1969-set true story about a man, Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the Woodstock Music and Ar... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in 2 theaters
August 28, 2009 in 1,300 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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DIRECTOR

Ang Lee

Screenwriter

James Schamus

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Rating MPAA

R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language

Storyline

The new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee. A 1969-set true story about a man, Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village during culturally and politically exciting times, Mr. Tiber felt empowered by the gay rights movement. But he was also still staked to the family business – a Catskills motel. Upon hearing that a planned concert had lost its permit from the neighboring town of Wallkill, NY, Mr. Tiber called producer Michael Lang (Jonathan Groff) at Woodstock Ventures to offer his motel. Soon the Woodstock staff was moving into the El Monaco; half a million people were on their way to Mr. Tiber’s neighbor’s Max Yasgur’s (Eugene Levy) farm in White Lake, NY; and Mr. Tiber found himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.

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  • The Focus Features project is based on Elliot Tiber's memoir, which is being adapted by James Schamus.

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