Box Office: $7.4M
PRINCIPAL CASTDemetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Eugene Levy, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Liev Schreiber, Paul Dano, Kelli Garner, Dan Fogler, Mamie Gummer, Jason Antoon, Edward Hibbert, Clark Middleton, Sondra James, Christina Kirk, Bette Henritze, Takeo Lee Wong, Andy Prosky, Kevin Sussman, Skylar Astin, Katherine Waterston, Richard Thomas
WRITERElliot Tiber, Tom Monte, James Schamus
PRODUCERAng Lee, James Schamus
A generation began in his backyard... From Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comes Taking Woodstock, a new comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was.
It's 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. The bank's about to foreclose; his father wants to burn the place down, but hasn't paid the insurance; and Elliot is still figuring how to come out to his parents.
When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for the motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor's farm in White Lake, NY, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.
graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language