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Woodstock

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Movie propaganda

3 days of peace, music... and love.

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through clean-up, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film documentary music 60s festival rock hippy art rock & roll youth counter-culture anti-war protest

Persons of interest

  • Joan Baez .... Herself
  • Canned Heat ....Themselves
  • Joe Cocker and The Grease Band ....Themselves
  • Country Joe Mcdonald and The Fish ....Themselves
  • Crosby, Stills And Nash ....Themselves
  • Arlo Guthrie ....Himself
  • Richie Havens ....Himself
  • Jimi Hendrix ....Himself
  • Jefferson Airplane ....Themselves
  • Janis Joplin .... Herself
  • Santana ....Themselves
  • John Sebastian ....Himself
  • Sha-Na-Na ....Themselves
  • Sly and The Family Stone ....Themselves
  • Ten Years After ....Themselves
  • The Who ....Themselves
  • Michael Wadleigh .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

If you have any recollection of the dawning of the age of Aquarius, or if you've lost all your memories from the dawning, Woodstock is the film for you. It has flares, tie-dye, long hair, protest songs, spiritual awareness and hippy shit. Oh, and over 3 hours of live music from some of the greatest performers in history.

There's also a lot of "behind-the-scenes" stuff, from the mowing of an open field to interviews with genuine hippies and flower children and the people responsible for bringing the whole thing together. As a documentary it won't change the world but it will let you understand what happened even if you weren't there.

If you only buy this DVD to see Jimi Hendrix rip into The star-spangled banner, you will have done yourself a service.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc type: dual layer
  • Picture: Widescreen 16:9
  • Languages: English

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level coarse language, drug use)

Surveillance time

216 minutes (3:36 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 18 July 2001

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