The new documentary film “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation” airs on WHYY-TV Tuesday, August 6th from 9:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. Produced by PBS Films, it is airing in the “American Experience” series slot.
We know about the acts that played at the original festival. Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, and more. The first documentary made in 1970, “Woodstock” focused mostly on concert segments. But this new film is more attentive to the 400,000 concert goers and hippies. Not to mention Max Yasgur, Wavy Gravy and the myriad of behind-the-scenes activities.
As the Woodstock Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this August 15, 16, and 17th, this film is really worth catching because of the importance and uniqueness of the time, place and circumstances.
See the trailer here.