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1,168 Ratings


Directed by Michael Wadleigh
United States, 1970
Documentary, History, Music


The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the ‘60s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock ’n’ roll history, capturing the spirit of America fully expressed through the liberating music of the time.

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Woodstock Directed by Michael Wadleigh

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1971 | Winner: Best Documentary, Features

1971 | 2 nominations including: Best Film Editing

National Film Preservation Board

1996 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

…It’s light-years beyond anything on the 60s counterculture ever released by a Hollywood studio. It’s arguably the only commercial release that ever came close to telling it like it was, perhaps because it defines itself less as conventional journalism than as “new journalism” — that is, not as simple description or analysis but as multifaceted experience.
August 12, 1994
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