Taking Woodstock

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A generation began in his backyard. From Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comes Taking Woodstock, a new comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) and his family, who... read more
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A generation began in his backyard. From Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comes Taking Woodstock, a new comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. 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, NY, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.

Original Release

07/13/2009

US Release

08/26/2009

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Cast

Directors

Ang Lee

Writers

James Schamus, Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte

Cast

Liev Schreiber Vilma / Wilma
Eugene Levy Max Yasgur
Emile Hirsch Billy
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Dan
Dan Fogler Devon
Demetri Martin Elliot Teichberg
Imelda Staunton Sonia Teichberg
Henry Goodman Jake Teichberg
Jonathan Groff Michael Lang
Kelli Garner VW Girl
Adam Pally Artie Kornfeld
Mamie Gummer Tisha
Skylar Astin John Roberts
Richard Thomas Reverend Don / Don
Kevin Chamberlin Jackson Spiers
Edward Hibbert British Gentleman
Lee Wong George the Doorman
Katherine Waterston Penny
Anthoula Katsimatides Esther
Clark Middleton Frank

Producers

Celia D. Costas Executive Producer
Michael Hausman Executive Producer
Ang Lee Producer
James Schamus Producer
Patrick Cupo Producer
David Sauers Producer
Celia D. Costas Producer
David Lee Producer

Editors

Tim Squyres

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