Taking Woodstock 2009

Taking Woodstock is an upcoming 2009 comedy-drama film about the Woodstock Festival of 1969. It is directed by Ang Lee and written by James Schamus based on the autobiography, Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life by Elliot Tiber and Tom Monte. It is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2009. The film has been rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language. It has been announced that the film will premier at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Plot: The film, based upon the book of the same name, follows the true life story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), an aspiring Greenwich Village interior designer whose parents owned a small motel in Upstate New York and, at the time, held the only musical festival permit in the entire town of Bethel, New York. Tiber offered both the Catskills motel and the permit to the Woodstock Festival’s organizers.

* Demetri Martin as Elliot Tiber
* Imelda Staunton as Tiber’s mother
* Henry Goodman as Tiber’s father
* Liev Schreiber as Vilma, a transvestite
* Jonathan Groff as Woodstock organizer Michael Lang
* Emile Hirsch as Billy, a recently returned Vietnam vet

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