Tonight on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, I attended an exclusive screening of Ang Lee’s soon to be hit film “Taking Woodstock.” The film comes out on August 28 , 2009 (just in time for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock).
The film is excellent. It’s based upon the real life of Elliot Tiber, portrayed by Demetri Martin, whose parents owned a motel in upstate New York. Upon obtaining the proper permit, he was able to work with the organizers of Woodstock to help put on the greatest music festival that ever was.
Ang Lee’s film choices are so diverse. You might recall that he has directed Jane Austin’s “Sense and Sensability,” “Ride With The Devil,” “The Ice Storm” and “Brokeback Mountain.” He really hits a home run with “Taking Woodstock.” It’s sure to become a classic.