The trailer for Ang Lee’s (Brokeback Mountain) Taking Woodstock premiered on Important Things With Demetri Martin last night. The film follows a man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills who inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. Check it out below:
Plot: Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village during culturally and politically exciting times, Mr. Tiber felt empowered by the gay-rights movement. But he was also still staked to the family business – a Catskills motel. As its part-time manager, he had become the local town’s issuer of event permits, granting himself one annually for a small music festival. When he heard that the planned Woodstock concert had had its own permit denied by a neighboring town, he called to offer his own. Soon half a million people were on their way to Mr. Tiber’s neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Mr. Tiber found himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.
Starring Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Liev Schreiber, Paul Dano, Eugene Levy, and Dan Fogler, the film is set to hit theaters on August 14th 2009.
This was filmed right near my girlfriend’s house near Albany, NY. The trailer looks good and I’m very interested to see if Demetri Martin can pull off a good dramatic performance.
What do you think of the trailer?