2. Taking Woodstock (2009)
“Everyone with their little perspective. Perspective shuts out the universe, it keeps the love out.” – Carol
Woodstock, a 1969 music festival, is the origin of the “hipster” heaven which is also a cultural landmark. Bringing the apotheosis of the ‘60s dream of “peace and love”, there were almost a million people who fight the traffic to spend three days being blessed-out in music and mud.
It’s a coming-of-age story about Tiber, a young, closeted gay Jew, who ends up securing a permit for the Woodstock Music Festival, turning his parents’ ramshackle motel into a base camp for the organisers, and having his mind blown by the time it’s over.