Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the ... See full summary »
Although no actual Woodstock footage was used, the movie included re-enacted scenes of the original Woodstock movie being made, as background to the action. Two examples are the film crew on the road to the festival getting the walking nuns to flash the peace sign, and the toilet-cleaning "Port-O-San" man being interviewed. See more »
When Elliot was walking past the wooden sheds in the mud, a man in air force uniform passed behind him. He had 2 F-16 model jets on his hat, and a B-1B bomber model on his chest. These were not built until the 70s/80s, and not a symbol for the Vietnam era. See more »
[Elliot is spreading the white bedsheets into a giant X on the lawn to flag down Michael Lang's helicopter]
Elli! What is this with the sheets?
What does it look like? I'm making a big cross on the lawn!
With the clean sheets? Jake, our boy's gone crazy! Making a Ku Klux Klan rally on our property!
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From reading some of the other comments it sounds like most people that are disappointed in this film were mainly put off due to their expectations for a film that focuses on the music.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I loved the unique focus on the small town that hosted the festival and how it affected all of their lives. I believe it was a great way to really capture the vibe of Woodstock without getting too rapt up in the actual musicians that were playing, which to me has been focused on enough over the years.
If you have been to a multiple day festival before you will have a wonderful sense of nostalgia. This movie completely captures how amazing people can be when they remove themselves from the hum drum monotony of their day to day lives and get together with like minded strangers for a few days of complete freedom and joy.
A great feel good movie with a lot of veiled depth about the people that helped make Woodstock one of the most famous events the world has known.
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