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Taking Woodstock

It's 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. The bank's about to foreclose; his father wants to burn the place down, but hasn't paid the insurance; and Elliot is still figuring how to come out to his parents. 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… Show more

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August 28, 2009 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

All summer, we’ve been subjected to big thinking about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock - personal essays, florid reminiscences, and roving explorations that ask, “What Did It All Mean?’’ Until we get the inevitable HBO miniseries (Laura Linney as Grace Slick?) we have Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock,’’ or what I’ve come to think of as “The Muppets Take Yasgur’s Farm.’’

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