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Woodstock -- "Woodstock," the concert, gave voice to the spirit of a generation, offering the world a three-day microcosm of the turbulent '60s, set to the music of the era's greatest rock performers.
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Release Date:
26 March 1970 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
love, peace, music See more »
Plot:
The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A spectacular look at the 1960's. See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Richie Havens ... Himself

Joan Baez ... Herself

The Who ... Themselves
Sha-Na-Na ... Themselves (as Sha Na Na)

Joe Cocker ... Himself
Country Joe and the Fish ... Themselves

Arlo Guthrie ... Himself
Crosby Stills & Nash ... Themselves (as Crosby Stills and Nash)
Ten Years After ... Themselves

John Sebastian ... Himself
Santana ... Themselves
Sly and the Family Stone ... Themselves (as Sly & the Family Stone)

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Canned Heat ... Themselves
Jefferson Airplane ... Themselves

Janis Joplin ... Herself
Harvey Mandel ... Canned Heat
Richard Alvarez ... Himself - Cinematographer (uncredited)
Jose Chepito Areas ... Himself - Santana (uncredited)
Lennie Baker ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)
Bruce Barthol ... Himself - Country Joe and the Fish (uncredited)
David Brown ... Himself - Santana (uncredited)
Mike Carabello ... Himself - Santana (uncredited)
Chick Churchill ... Himself - Ten Years After (uncredited)
Johnny Contardo ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)
Alan Cooper ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)

David Crosby ... Himself - Crosby, Stills and Nash (uncredited)

Roger Daltrey ... Himself - The Who (uncredited)

John Entwistle ... Himself - The Who (uncredited)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti ... Himself (uncredited)

Jerry Garcia ... Himself (uncredited)
Bill Graham ... Himself - Promoter (uncredited)
Frederick 'Dennis' Greene ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)
Michael Lang ... Himself - Executive Producer of Woodstock Festival (uncredited)
Alvin Lee ... Himself - Ten Years After (uncredited)
Ric Lee ... Himself - Ten Years After (uncredited)
Rob Leonard ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)
Leo Lyons ... Himself - Ten Years After (uncredited)
Jocko Marcellino ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)
Country Joe McDonald ... Himself - Country Joe and the Fish (uncredited)
Barry Melton ... Himself - Country Joe and the Fish (uncredited)
Chip Monck ... Himself - Stage Announcer (uncredited)

Keith Moon ... Himself - The Who (uncredited)

Graham Nash ... Himself - Crosby, Stills and Nash (uncredited)
Scott Powell ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)
Gregg Rolie ... Himself - Santana (uncredited)
Hugh Romney ... Himself (uncredited)

Carlos Santana ... Himself - Santana (uncredited)

Swami Satchidananda ... Himself - Guru providing opening address (uncredited)
Michael Shrieve ... Himself - Santana (uncredited)
'Screamin' Scott' Simon ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)

Stephen Stills ... Himself - Crosby, Stills and Nash (uncredited)

Sly Stone ... Himself - Sly & the Family Stone (uncredited)

Pete Townshend ... Himself - The Who (uncredited)
Sidney Westerfield ... Himself - Local merchant giving opening speech (uncredited)
Max Yasgur ... Himself (uncredited)
Donald 'Donny' York ... Himself - Sha Na Na (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Wadleigh 
 
Produced by
Dale Bell .... associate producer
Bob Maurice .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Malcolm Hart 
Don Lenzer (photographed by)
Michael Margetts 
David Myers (photographed by)
Richard Pearce (photographed by)
Michael Wadleigh (photographed by)
Al Wertheimer (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Jere Huggins 
Thelma Schoonmaker  (as T. Schoonmaker)
Martin Scorsese 
Michael Wadleigh 
Stanley Warnow  (as Stan Warnow)
Yeu-Bun Yee 
 
Production Management
Sonya Polonsky .... production manager
Lewis Teague .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thelma Schoonmaker .... assistant director (as T. Schoonmaker)
Martin Scorsese .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
David Behle .... re-recording engineer (directors cut)
John Binder .... sound supervisor: location unit
Douglas Greenfield .... consultant: Dolby (directors cut)
Charles Groesbeck .... documentary sound (as Charles Groesbeek)
Timothy A. Hoggatt .... sonic solution engineer (directors cut) (as Tim Hoggatt)
L.A. Johnson .... documentary sound (as Larry Johnson)
L.A. Johnson .... sound supervisor (directors cut)
L.A. Johnson .... sound (as Larry Johnson)
Joseph Louw .... documentary sound (as Joe Louw)
Graham Lee Mahin .... dubbing supervisor
David Miranda .... re-recording engineer (directors cut)
Lee Osborne .... sound engineer
Bruce Perlman .... documentary sound
Charles 'Skip' Pitts .... documentary sound (as Charlie Pitts)
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer (directors cut)
George Groves .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
George Groves .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Sergio Reyes .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Backauskas .... visual effects editor: Warner Brothers Imaging Technology (directors cut) (uncredited)
Rob House .... digital compositing lead (directors cut) (uncredited)
Adam Howard .... digital effects compositor: rating card explosion sequence (directors cut) (uncredited)
Terrence Masson .... CG supervisor: Warner Brothers Imaging Technology (directors cut) (uncredited)
Jesse Silver .... digital paintbox restoration supervisor: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo sequence (directors cut) (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Andrews .... technical supervisor: location
Bruce Byall .... electrician
Richard Chew .... additional photographer
Ted Churchill .... additional photographer
Bob Danneman .... additional photographer
Chuck Levey .... additional photographer
Barry Levine .... stills photographer
Ed Lynch .... additional photographer
Fred Underhill .... additional photographer
Stanley Warnow .... additional photographer (as Stan Warnow)
Gervaise Smelser Soeurouge .... camera assistant: Al Wertheimer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Phyllis Smith Altenhaus .... assistant editor (as Phyllis Altenhaus)
Robert Alvarez .... assistant editor (as Bob Alvarez)
Ed Carrieti .... assistant editor (as Ed Cariati)
Hubert de La Bouillerie .... additional editing (as Hubert C. de la Bouillerie)
Ted Duffield .... assistant editor
Miriam Eger .... assistant editor
Tina Hirsch .... assistant editor (as Bettina Kugel Hirsch)
Angela Kirby .... assistant editor
Muffie Meyer .... assistant editor
Fred Talmage .... film coordinator: Hollywood
Winston Tucker .... assistant editor
Joel Cox .... stand-by editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric Blackstead .... music advisor
Eric Blackstead .... music coordinator
L.A. Johnson .... music recordist (as Larry Johnson)
Eddie Kramer .... location music engineer
Lee Osborne .... location music engineer
Danny Turbeville .... music assistant
Dan Wallin .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Charles Cirigliano .... production assistant
Charles Cirigliano .... titles
Ed George .... production assistant
Ken Glazebrook .... production assistant
Hannah Hempstead .... production secretary
L.A. Johnson .... assistant to director (as Larry Johnson)
Alice Marks .... production assistant
Anthony Santa Croce .... production assistant (as Anthony Santaeroce)
Al Zayat .... production assistant
Nancy E. Barr .... production assistant (uncredited)
Francis Lee .... trailer/TV commercial director (uncredited)
Elen Orson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ken Babbs .... thanks: at Woodstock
Peter Barton .... thanks: at Woodstock
Anne Bell .... thanks: at Woodstock
Ric Berger .... thanks: at Woodstock
Susan Berger .... thanks: at Woodstock
Alex Brooks .... thanks: at Woodstock
Steve Cohen .... thanks: at Woodstock
Gerry Dunn .... thanks: at Woodstock
Jeanne Field .... thanks: at Woodstock
Joyce Fresh .... thanks: at home
Beau Gill .... thanks: at home
Bill Graham .... thanks: at home
Cathy Hiller .... thanks: at Woodstock
Bill Hilliker .... thanks: at home
Chuck Hirsch .... thanks: at home
Arthur Kornfield .... acknowledgment: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, N.Y. was presented by (as Arthur Kornfeld)
Maggie Koven .... thanks: at Woodstock
Michael Lang .... acknowledgment: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, N.Y. was presented by (as Michael Lang - Executive Producer)
Chris Langhart .... thanks: at Woodstock
Tom Law .... thanks: at Woodstock
Felicity Lynch .... thanks: at Woodstock
Fern McBride .... thanks: at Woodstock
Chip Monck .... thanks: at Woodstock
John Morris .... thanks: at Woodstock
Elen Orson .... thanks: at Woodstock (as Ellen Orson)
Hart Perry .... thanks: at home
John Roberts .... acknowledgment: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, N.Y. was presented by
Bob Roizman .... thanks: at home
Hugh Romney .... thanks: at Woodstock
Joel Rosenman .... acknowledgment: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, N.Y. was presented by
Valerie Santiago .... thanks: at Woodstock
Van Schley .... thanks: at Woodstock
Marilyn Silverberg .... thanks: at home
Harold Smith .... thanks: at Woodstock
Robert Solomon .... thanks: at Woodstock
Renee Wadleigh .... thanks: at Woodstock
Sidney Westerfield .... thanks: at Woodstock (as Sidney Westerfeld)
Max Yasgur .... thanks: at Woodstock
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Woodstock: 25th Anniversary Edition" - USA (reissue title)
"Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music" - USA (longer version)
"Three Days of Woodstock: Love and Peace and Music" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
184 min | Germany:169 min | Sweden:184 min (1970) | Sweden:224 min (1994) | USA:228 min (director's cut) | Germany:216 min (director's cut) | Spain:215 min (DVD edition)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (re-release) | Mono (RCA Sound System) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | 4-Track Stereo (original release)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (2009 re-rating) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1994) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | New Zealand:M | Norway:12 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:Btl | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:12
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original plan for the festival was to have a series of concerts with the profits to be used to build a recording studio in the Woodstock area, where a lot of musical artists lived.See more »
Quotes:
Max Yasgur:[to crowd] This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place, and I think you people have proven something to the world: that a half a million kids can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing *but* fun and music, and I God bless you for it!See more »
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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
A spectacular look at the 1960's., 17 May 1999
Author: kon-tiki-2 from Portland, Oregon

"Woodstock" was meant as a documentary about the famous 3-day 1969 New York rock festival of the same name, but it's really more valuable as a record of 1960's hippy culture. This is unquestionably the best film to capture the spirit of the 60's. Between musical acts, the camera meanders through the audience and the enormous outlying crowds to interview spectators, or just eves-drop on the scene. This is the most interesting, entertaining, and eye-opening aspect of the film.

Several of the musical performances are memorable and deserve mention: Richie Havens' awesome concert opener is a classic--you could watch it a hundred times and still get goose bumps--pure magic. Jimi Hendrix comes pretty close to magic also with the final musical number. His frenzied rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" is incredible, and a fitting closer. Country Joe and the Fish and Joe Cocker are also memorable. A few of the musical acts don't seem to fit: Sha-Na-Na comes across as a weird oddity--(a throwback to the fifties), and Alvin Lee's "Ten Years After" is just too long and boring. Most of the other performances are so-so, but worth watching.

Overall, the film captures the mood, spirit, and music of the times better than any other. I would also venture to say that this may be one of the very best documentaries ever filmed on any subject. The depth of coverage is spectacular -- fitting for such a historical event. A great movie!

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