A generation began in his backyard. . . . TakingWoodstock is a new comedy inspired by thetrue story of Elliot Tiber and his family, whoinadvertently played a pivotal role in making thefamed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival intothe happening that it was.
It's 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luckinterior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, hasto move back upstate to help his parents run theirdilapidated Catskills motel, the El Monaco. WhenElliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled thepermit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much-neededbusiness for the motel. Three weeks later, half a millionpeople are on their way to his neighbor's farm inBethel, New York, and Elliot finds himself sweptup in a generation-defining experience that wouldchange his life--and American culture--forever.
Taking Woodstock is directed by Ang Lee with ascreenplay by James Schamus, based on the book byElliot Tiber with Tom Monte, and stars DemetriMartin, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff, Eugene Levy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and ImeldaStaunton, with Emile Hirsch and Liev Schreiber.
This Newmarket Shooting Script(R) Book includes: Exclusive Foreword by Ang LeeExclusive Introduction by James SchamusComplete Shooting Script32-page color portfolio, including production notes, movie stills, and historical photosTimeline and glossaryComplete cast and crew credits