Taking Woodstock (15)

BASED on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, who arranged for the legendary Woodstock Festival to be held in New York in 1969,TAKING WOODSTOCK (15) is a comedy set to iconic late 60s music. Demetri Martin stars as Elliot, who is working as an interior designer

BASED on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, who arranged for the legendary Woodstock Festival to be held in New York in 1969,TAKING WOODSTOCK (15) is a comedy set to iconic late '60s music.

Demetri Martin stars as Elliot, who is working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village, when he hears the family motel is being run into the ground by his overbearing parents.

Upon hearing that a planned music and arts festival has lost its permit from the neighbouring town, Elliot calls producer Michael Lang at Woodstock Ventures to offer his family's motel to the promoters and generate some much-needed business. Elliot also introduces Lang to his neighbourMax Yasgur, who operates a 600-acre dairy farm down the road.

Soon half a million people are on their way to Yasgur's farm for "three days of peace and music".


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