|Rating:||R (for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language)|
|Release Date:||August 26, 2009|
|Running time:||110 minutes|
|Cast:||Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff, Emile Hirsch|
|Writer:||Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte|
Web Site: http://www.takingwoodstockthemovie.com/
Description: It's 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. The bank's about to foreclose; his father wants to burn the place down, but hasn't paid the insurance; and Elliot is still figuring how to come out to his parents. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for the motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor's farm in White Lake, N.Y., and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever. The film features a standout ensemble cast and songs from a score of '60s musical icons, including The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and Country Joe and the Fish -- plus a new recording of "Freedom" from Richie Havens.
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