An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000. —IMDb
Demotic and grand, both in radical proportions. Makes the idea of community glorious without falsely inflating it. It's the most persuasive statement of humanism I've seen, and the argument is in every anarchic juxtaposition, every bustling crowd shot. On the big screen you can see the gradations of light on Richie Havens' guitar frets!