In a community vibrant with migrants from across the African Continent, against the backdrop of unspoken love, a young woman tries to navigate a path for herself. But this is a world where ... See full summary »
"My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were famous words of 22-year-old mass murder Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.
When Neurotic, struggling songwriter, Catherine Brown's life in New York City falls apart, she is forced to confront her past when she spends the summer at her childhood home in Woodstock, ... See full summary »
Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers - and the enduring strength - of forbidden love.
Alongside 'Woodstock' itself, this film presents further performances and alternate cuts (rehearsals?) from the three days of the legendary 1968 festival.
From Friday, we have Richie Havens, Country Joe MacDonald, John Sebastian, Incredible String Band (but not much of them!), Bert Sommers (with the lilting 'Jennifer', a lovely song), Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Arlo Guthrie (clearly stoned and rather embarrassing), and Joan Baez.
From Saturday, there's Quill (dull), Santana, Canned Heat (not enough of them considering their set on the original film was so cropped), Mountain, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin (great performance of 'Try'), The Who (their best stuff was on the original film), and Jefferson Airplane (the ubiquitous 'White Rabbit').
From Sunday, the artists presented are Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After (boring), The Band, Johnny Winter (forgettable), Crosby Stills and Nash (very good), Paul Butterfield, Sha Na Na (fun), and Jimi Hendrix (again better served on the original film).
More a companion piece than something you would view in isolation, there are three hours, largely of music, but some of it comment, here for you to enjoy, and I am glad to see it available again.
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