Ang Lee's TAKING WOODSTOCK Movie Trailer

by Joey Paur

I got the first trailer for Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock film to show you! The movie is based on Elliot Tiber's memior, Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life. This is a comedy about the guy who unexpectedly played a vial role in bring the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival to life. I've always kind of had a fascination with Woodstock, I don't know why, probably because it is something that happened that will never happen again. So I am stoked to see this film.

“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. 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 Mr. Tiber’s neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Mr. Tiber found himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.”

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

The film stars Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Liev Schreiber, Paul Dano, Eugene Levy, and Dan Fogler. The film is set to hit theaters on August 14th 2009. Thanks to /Film reader Ian W for the heads up.

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