‘Woodstock’ Movie to Be Shown in Theaters for One Night
While attempts to stage a 50th anniversary of Woodstock next month have hit a major snag, those who have remained enthralled by the original 1969 festival will be able to relive it when Woodstock: The Directors Cut arrives in theaters across the U.S. for one night only on Aug. 15 and 7PM local time.
The three-hour, 44-minute director's cut, made in 1994, adds more than 40 minutes and includes songs by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane that were left out of the original, as well as a closing sequence that memorializes '60s luminaries who had passed on. It will be shown with a brief intermission taking place two hours and eight minutes into the movie. Check out the trailer below and visit Fathom Events' website to find out where the movie is being shown near you and purchase tickets.
“Both as a documentary and as a pop-culture phenomenon, Woodstock is a milestone, a pivotal moment in history captured forever, proving the enduring power of cinema,” Ray Nutt of Fathom Events said in a press release. “Fifty years later, there has never been anything quite like it, either as a music festival or as a film, and Fathom Events is proud to be part of the anniversary of Woodstock.”
Originally released in March 1970, the Michael Wadleigh-directed concert documentary featured highlights from many of the performers of the weekend festival -- including the Who, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Joe Cocker and Richie Havens -- and interviews with concertgoers and the locals. It received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and was nominated for Best Film Editing and Best Sound, although it lost to Patton in both categories.