Taking Woodstock

Director: Ang Lee
Narrative Feature
Drama/ Comedy | USA | 120 min
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In the summer of 1969, Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) divides his time between Greenwich Village and the upstate ramshackle motel, El Monaco, of his Old World parents. When the proposed venue for the upcoming Woodstock concert falls through, Elliot steps in and plays a pivotal role in the generation-defining event by helping organizers secure Max Yasgur’s nearby farm for the festival and offering the El Monaco as the home base.

Screens with Meet & Greet the Filmmakers w/ 50th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:30 PM
50th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute w/ Feature Film: Taking Woodstock
The Baronet @ The Asbury
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50th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute w/ Feature Film: Taking Woodstock

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:30 PM

The Baronet @ The Asbury

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Director’s bio:

Ang Lee is a Taiwanese film director and screenwriter. Lee’s work is known for its emotional charge, which critics believe is responsible for his success in offsetting cultural barriers and achieving international recognition.

Lee’s earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet, Pushing Hands, and Eat Drink Man Woman, explored the relationships and conflicts between tradition and modernity, Eastern and Western. Soon after, Lee arrived in Hollywood with his first film Sense and Sensibility. Lee also deals heavily with repressed, hidden emotions in many of his films, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm, Hulk, Sense and Sensibility, Life of Pi, and Brokeback Mountain.

Lee has won three Academy Awards, out of nine nominations. He won two Academy Awards for Best Director, for his work on Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi, becoming the first non-white person to win the award. He also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which he also received nominations for Best Picture and Best Director.