Join Academy Award(R)-Winning Director Ang Lee on This Generation-Defining Experience That Changed American Culture Forever: TAKING WOODSTOCK
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ —
OVERVIEW: Academy AwardÃ‚®-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) brings audiences back to the groovy days of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival with the funny, entertaining and very human comedy – Taking Woodstock. Inspired by a true story, Taking Woodstock captures all the color and excitement of this generation-defining experience that forever changed American culture. The far-out cast includes Demetri Martin (Comedy Central Presents), Eugene Levy (American Pie franchise), Emile Hirsch (Milk), Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and Dan Fogler (Fanboys).
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- PEACE, LOVE AND CINEMA: The fate of the world’s most famous concert was in jeopardy until a man most have never heard of made a phone call. See how Focus Features combined humor and a lot good vibes to bring 1969 back to life. Featuring interviews with James Shamus, Ang Lee, Demetri Martin, Liev Schreiber, Emile Hirsch and Eugene Levy.
- FEATURE COMMENTARY: Travel back to Woodstock with director Ang Lee and writer James Schamus.
SYNOPSIS: A generation began in his backyard. . .From Academy AwardÃ‚®-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) comes Taking Woodstock, the 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. 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 his parent’s run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life – and American culture – forever.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION (BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF): Street Date: December 15, 2009 Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment Selection Number: 62110996 Running time: 2 Hours, 1 Minute Layers: BD-50 Picture Format: Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Rating: R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1 TECHNICAL INFORMATION (DVD): Street Date: December 15, 2009 Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment Selection Number: 62108356 Running time: 2 Hours, 1 Minute Layers: Dual layer Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Rating: R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 CAST AND FILMMAKERS: Cast: Demetri Martin, Eugene Levy, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber, Imelda Staunton, Dan Fogler Directed By: Ang Lee Written By: James Schamus, Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte Executive Producer: Michael Hausman Produced By: Ang Lee, James Schamus, Celia Costas Director of Photography: Eric Gautier Production Designer: David Gropman Editor: Tim Squyres Music By: Danny Elfman Costume Design By: Joseph G. Aulisi Casting By: Avy Kaufman
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