Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

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USA | 2019 | 96 minutes | Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron

June 14 - 20, 2019

Half a century later, travel back to the dairy farm that became for one weekend the red-hot center of the zeitgeist, with this doc that examines why it all happened and what it all meant.

Attendees and others who remember the "three days of music and art" try to figure out, half a century on, how Max Yasgur's muddy dairy farm became for one weekend the red-hot center of the zeitgeist; why it left an enduring pop-culture legacy (four commemorative anniversary concerts, a classic Joni Mitchell song, and a "Peanuts" character, to name just a few examples); and if its message of community can outlive the tireless efforts, in the decades since, of one of our country's two major political parties (and occasionally both of them) to expunge any trace even of compassion, not to mention peace and love, from governmental policies and our national character.

  • Director: Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Producer: Jamila Ephron, Barak Goodman, Mark Samels
  • Screenplay: Barak Goodman, Don Kleszy
  • Language: English