KBOO at the Clinton: WOODSTOCK: The Directors Cut

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

1969 was a year unlike any other. Man first set foot on the moon. The New York Mets won the World Series against all odds. KBOO Community Radio was born. And for three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the single most defining moment of their generation; a concert unprecedented in scope and influence, a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal: Peace and music. They called it Woodstock.

What better way to celebrate both the 45th anniversary of KBOO and the 45th anniversary of Woodstock than with a screening of the entire Director's Cut version--all 225 minutes of it. Come for a little or stay for it all.

$7 suggested donation.

The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock & roll history. It's more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however; this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time. With a brilliant crew at his disposal (including a young editor named Martin Scorsese), director Michael Wadleigh worked with over 300 hours of footage to create his original 225-minute director's cut, which was cut by 40 minutes for the film's release in 1970. Eight previously edited segments were restored in 1994, and the original director's cut of Woodstock is the version being screened tonight.
The Clinton Street Theater<br /> 2522 SE Clinton Street<br /> Portland, OR 97202
(503) 238‑5588


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