Woodstock – 50th anniversary
Sunday, 18th of August 2019 – 6.00 pm
WOODSTOCK – 50th anniversary
the Oscar music documentary of Michael Wadleigh from 1970
It’s been 50 years since the summer of ’69, when the legendary music festival Woodstock took place in a farmer’s field near Bethel, New York. On hand to film the proceedings was documentary filmmaker Michael Wadleigh, who released his monumental split-screen chronicle (co-edited by a recent film school graduate named Martin Scorsese) in 1970, garnering an Oscar for best documentary for his efforts. To celebrate the anniversary, Warner Bros. Pictures brings a fully restored, director’s cut version of the film to Dutch screens, and Cinecitta is honoured to present it to you.
During that weekend in August 1969, the festival—billed as ‘Three Days of Peace and Music’ that turned into three days of rain and mud—presented unforgettable performances by Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Santana, The Who, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and others to 400,000 people. Wadleigh’s multiple roving cameras caught it all, and now you can relive the amazing performances of some of the greatest rock music icons of all time on the big screen in this completely restored, director’s cut with a built-in intermission, making the whole unforgettable experience clock in at four gloriously musical hours.
‘A seminal documentary on any number of levels, musically, sociologically, and historically, Woodstock is a unique chronicle, at once summing up the zeitgeist and signalling the end of an era; for once Oscar voters were right.’—Emanuel Levy
Relive perfomances of the greatest musicians on the big screen.
You can enjoy more than three hours of unique ambience impressions, interviews and loads of music from the mother of all festivals.
This music documentairy is the ‘Director’s Cut’ including intermezzo
Director: Michael Wadleigh, 240 min. (including break)
Ticket 12,00 euro