95bFM & NZIFF presents Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music
The NZIFF Autumn Events programme begins May 10 and 95bFM are honoured to present to you Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (Director’s Cut).
Over four days in August 1969, 400,000 young Americans (‘half a million’ by the time Joni Mitchell penned the theme song) travelled to farmland in NY State for a music festival. Facilities could not cope. (The ticketing was an early casualty.) But The Who, Janis, Sly and the Family Stone and Jimi were on fire. It rained. There was mud. There were sex and drugs galore. No violence was reported.
Almost 50 years later, there could be no better way of exploring the mythology of Woodstock than a giant Civic screen experience of this newly mastered director’s cut. As pure documentation, it’s surprisingly clear-sighted, beautifully shot, richly textured, informative and often funny.
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (Director’s Cut) will be screening at the glorious Civic on Sunday May 14 and bFM will be giving away double passes from the 1st of May so stay tuned!