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Join Academy Award(R)-Winning Director Ang Lee on This Generation-Defining Experience That Changed American Culture Forever: TAKING WOODSTOCK

October 13, 2009

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ —

OVERVIEW: Academy Award®-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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  • NO AUDIENCE REQUIRED – THE EARTH LIGHT PLAYERS: Dan Fogler gives viewers an inside look at who the Earth Light Players were and how their spirit influenced their cinematic recreation.
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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 Award®-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.

http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/taking_woodstock/

    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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