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Woodstock: Now and Then
Directed by
Barbara Kopple
USA / 2009 / 88 minutes

Screening followed by party celebrating 40th Anniversary of Woodstock 1969
Screening Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater
09/30/2009, 8:00PM
"Woodstock: Now & Then" is a feature-length documentary that takes a look back at the historic event and traces the Woodstock spirit through to today's generation of artists, musicians and political figures. The film features brand-new interviews with Woodstock's major players, never-before-seen footage, photographs, and illustrations of the event, and a special tribute performance. The documentary is produced and directed by two-time Academy AwardŽ-winning director Barbara Kopple and is executive produced by Michael Lang.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A and a kick-off event for the Woodstock Film Festival, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the fest and the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, honoring its originator, Michael Lang.

Barbara Kopple is a two time Academy Award¨-winning filmmaker for the documentaries "Harlan County, USA" and "American Dream." Her other films include "Shut Up and Sing," "Havoc," "A Conversation with Gregory Peck," "My Generation," "Wild Man Blues," "Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson," and 2009's "Woodstock: Now & Then."

Barbara is the recipient of the DGA Award for Outstanding Direction, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, the SilverDocs/Charles Guggenheim Award, New York Women in Film & Television Muse Award, the Maya Deren Independent Film and Video Award and the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Filmmakers Trophy & Audience Award. The Paley Center for Media has named Barbara a 2007 "She Made It Honoree."

Barbara was honored as the Woodstock Film Festivals honorary Maverick Award recipient in 2006. "My Generation" was the first-ever, closing night film at the 2000 WFF.

Executive Producer(s): Michael Lang
Producer(s): Suzanne Mitchell, Barbara Kopple
Director(s): Barbara Kopple
Editor(s): Bob Eisenhardt, Michael Culyba, Emir Lewis

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