Taking Woodstock Movie Synopsis & Plot
"Taking Woodstock," the new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, is 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. Mr. Tiber found himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever. Based on the book by Mr. Tiber with Tom Monte, the screenplay adaptation is by Mr. Schamus.
MOVIE REVIEWIf there's one director who doesn't stick to a single style or genre, it is Ang Lee. The director has achieved "acclaimed" status for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain, but he also done everything from superhero adaptations (the much reviled Hulk), Jane Austen (Sense & Sensibility) and political dramas (Lust, Caution). So, it was only fitting that the Taiwanese director take on something near and dear to his heart: Woodstock.
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