The festival forms the background for Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock (2009) and is based on Elliot Tiber written memoirs whose coming of age is the focus of the narrative. Tiber is a failing interior designer in Greenwich Village New York who has moved back in with his overbearing mother and father to help run a dilapidated motel on which the bank is about to foreclose. When Elliott finds out that a nearby town has withdrawn a permit to run their “Music and Arts Fair” he calls the organisers hoping to drum up some business for the El Monaco Motel. Three weeks later an Aquarian Exposition takes place in Bethal on the farm of a close neighbour.
|Peace and love in the mud.|