Documentary film about a three-day music festival pivotal to the 1960s peace movement, plus an intermission Q&A session with Woodstock concert attendees offering their unique perspective of this historical event.
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 6 p.m.
Where: Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA
Age limit: Not available
The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock & roll history. It's more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however; this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time. With a brilliant crew at his disposal (including a young editor named Martin Scorsese), director Michael Wadleigh worked with over 300 hours of footage to create his original 225-minute director's cut, which was cut by 40 minutes for the film's release in 1970. Eight previously edited segments were restored in 1994, and the original director's cut of Woodstock is now the version most commonly available on videotape and DVD.
The film deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, and it's still a stunning achievement. Then, of course, there is the music--a nonstop parade of rock & roll from the greatest performers of the period, including Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Canned Heat, The Who, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Sly & The Family Stone, Santana, and many more.
This film is rated "R", and no one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Intermission eats will be available and beer, wine, soda, popcorn and snacks are available throughout the showing of the film. Tickets are $7 and are available online, at Curious Cup bookstore and at the theater box office on day of the show. At the screening, there will also be some amazing, one of a kind items that will be raffled in an effort to raise needed funds to upgrade the theater's current sound system.
Event posted Sept. 26, 2012
Last updated Sept. 26, 2012