An adaptation of Elliot Tiber's memoir "Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, A Concert, and A Life."
Tiber played an unexpected but pivotal role in making the 1969 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, Tiber felt empowered by the gay-rights movement. But he was also still staked to the family business - a Catskills motel. As its part-time manager, he had become the local town's issuer of event permits, granting himself one annually for a small music festival. When he heard that the planned Woodstock concert had had its own permit denied by a neighboring town, he called to offer his own. Soon half a million people were on their way to Tiber's neighbor's farm in White Lake, New York, and Tiber found himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.
Taking Woodstock, which stars Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Imelda Staunton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Liev Schrieber, Eugene Levy, Dan Fogler and Paul Dano, is set for release on August 14.
Taking Woodstock was released August 26th, 2009 and stars Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton, Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Paul Dano, Kelli Garner, Clark Middleton. The film is directed by Ang Lee.