WOODSTOCK: 3 Days of Peace & Music (Director’s Cut-35mm Film)

Director: Michael Wadleigh, Editors include: Thelma Schoonmaker & Martin Scorsese.

1970, 224, R


Cinestudio presents the uncut director’s version of the most famous concert of the 60s, on 35mm celluloid film and Dolby Sound! And the harmony couldn’t be more perfect, with the film of the three-day, 1969 concert kicking off Cinestudio’s own 50th (!) Anniversary season. If you were one of the 400,000- who were there, or were only a glimmer in your parents’ or grandparents’ eye, Woodstock stands alone as an amazing collection of artists (Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and more). And in a time of war, it was also an innocent (in spite of the sex & drugs) celebration of peace.  Joni Mitchell may not have performed at Woodstock, but her song (“We are stardust, we are golden/We are billion year old carbon/And we got to get ourselves back to the garden”), and this incredible movie let a new generation witness the dream.

Winner, Academy Award, Best Documentary. “a beautiful, moving, ultimately great film. “ Roger Ebert.