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Taking Woodstock

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Taking Woodstock

Release Date: August 26, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «A Generation Began In His Backyard.»
Genres    :   Music, Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Focus Features
Director    :   Ang Lee
Producers    :   Avy Kaufman, Ang Lee, James Schamus, Michael Hausman, Celia D. Costas, Patrick Cupo, David Lee, David Sauers
Writers    :   James Schamus, Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   30000000
Revenue    :   9975737

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. 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 his parents' run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.




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