Woodstock - The Director's Cut
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL WADLEIGH
CAST: JIMI HENDRIX, JOAN BAEZ, SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
Producer Dale Bell in person
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, Wadleigh’s wild and woolly concert film, an Oscar® winner for Best Documentary Feature, puts you right in the thick of the rain-soaked, mud-smeared 400,000-strong celebration that defined a generation. An editing team of seven, including Oscar Nominee Thelma Schoonmaker (Film Editing) and assistant Martin Scorsese, turned 120 miles of footage into a blissful rush of music and mayhem, capturing performances by Sly and the Family Stone, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens and, of course, Jimi Hendrix, whose virtuosity is only equaled by that of Wadleigh and crew. Seen here in its definitive director’s cut.
Print courtesy of the ConstellationCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive