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Part of Spirit of '69.

Honoring the 50th anniversary staging of the iconic festival that promoted "3 Days of Peace and Music,” the Belcourt presents the 25th anniversary director’s cut of Michael Wadleigh's culturally significant documentary WOODSTOCK, replete with an additional 40 minutes of performances by Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, and Janis Joplin. This three-plus hour historic document set the bar for all festival documentaries that followed, capturing the essence of the monumental event featuring 400,000-plus hippies that assisted in making the event a cultural phenomenon.

“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, (May 1970)

“In effect, the festival is still going on—with stunning good humor and relentlessly —in this movie...which could become the totem for the benign collectivists who want to save America's soul before worrying about the garbage gap.” —Vincent Canby, New York Times (May 1970)

“This four-hour expanded Director’s Cut edition...wasn’t released until 1994. And in this case, more is better, and the strained, overwhelming size of the film just seems to mirror the subject itself.” —David Bianculli, TV Worth Watching

“An Oscar winner and box office smash in 1970, Woodstock also launched the still thriving collaboration between co-director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Just as crucially, it’s warned several generations away from the brown acid.” —Rolling Stone

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