Taking Woodstock

Comedy Music


A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

"Taking Woodstock" presents a curious perspective of the legendary festival, whose sheer logistics provide more interest than anything else. The story centres on Elliot, as we watch him break free from his parents to co-ordinate a festival for thousands of hippies. While the film captures the culture of the time, it unfortunately shuns the music, meaning most will come away feeling less than "high". Take away the bright colours, and you have a dull film.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 27th August 2009
120 mins