The music documentary ‘Woodstock’ is coming to the De Bios cinema in Drachten for one celebratory screening.
Translation by Thomas Ansell
This summer it is precisely 50 years after the legendary Woodstock festival, known as ‘the mother of all festivals’, took place in the Bethel neighbourhood of New York. During the rainy weekend in August 1969 40,000 people gathered to see such acts as Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Santana, The Who, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Director Michael Wadleigh was at the festival, and was the driving force behind the near-three hour documentary, that was released in cinemas in 1970 and even won an Oscar in the category ‘Best Documentary’.
As a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the festival, the De Bios cinema in Drachten is bringing the documentary back for a screening on 18 August, according to the Drachster Courant. The version shown will be the ‘Directors Cut’, which has a running time of 3 hours and 44 minutes, including a short break.
The documentary includes unique atmospheric interviews, plenty of footage of now-legendary performances and, of course, a huge amount of music!
Tickets are available for 12.50 Euros per person, which includes a welcome drink and snacks. For more information and tickets please see here.
PHOTO: Woodstock 1969 by Derek Redmond and Paul Campbell, via Wikimedia. License here