Woodstock THE DIRECTOR'S CUT! Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 7pm
To celebrate Woodstock’s 40th anniversary, the film has been magnificently restored and all-new footage added.
Special guests include:
MICHAEL WADLEIGH - Director
MICHAEL LANG - Promoter/Producer
ARTIE KORNFELD - Festival Producer
JOEL ROSENMAN - Festival Producer
DALE BELL - Film Associate Producer
FRED WEINTRAUB - WB studio executive for WOODSTOCK
STU COOK - original bass guitar for CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
EDDIE KRAMER : WOODSTOCK Chief Engineer/Producer-Engineer for Hendrix
JOCKO MARCELLINO - original drummer/singer from SHA NA NA
TOM CONSTANTEN - original keyboard from GRATEFUL DEAD
GREGG ROLIE - original vocalist & keyboard for SANTANA (and JOURNEY)
MIKE CARABELLO - original conga player for SANTANA
MICHAEL SHRIEVE - original drummer for SANTANA
Patrons of the Film Society: To reserve a pair of complimentary tickets to this event, please contact Rob Mooney, Patron Programs Coordinator, at 212.875.5668 or via email at
Free popcorn and soda will be available!
A first-of-its-kind rock concert featuring the era’s greatest bands and performers was planned for a small town in upstate New York. Crowds began arriving—and arriving, and arriving. Some with tickets, many without, until the fences came down, the concert became a free event, and Max Yasgur’s farm became the third largest city in New York. The music was, in a word, incomparable: The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, the Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, and many more. And through it all there was Michael Wadleigh and his extraordinary army of cinematographers, sound technicians, assistants, and producers.
Woodstock, the event, marked a sea change in American cultural history, but Woodstock, the movie, marked millions of lives. Many can recall when, where, and with whom they saw the film, and, of course, how many times. It succeeded in bringing you into the sight, sound, and feel of three days of fun and music like no other concert film, and its innovative visual and aural effects influenced the next generation of music documentaries.
“Because of this movie, the Woodstock state of mind now has its own history, folklore, myth. In terms of evoking the style and feel of a mass historical event, Woodstock may be the best documentary ever made in America. But don't see it for that reason; see it because it is so good to see.”—Roger Ebert
Michael Wadleigh, USA, 1970; 225m (one intermission)
Buy Tickets Wed June 3: 7 One Intermission Admission:
$25 General Public; $20 Film Society members, students and children (6-12, accompanied by an adult) $21 seniors (62+)
Online service charge: $1.25 per ticket ordered. Cash only transactions at the box office.