It’s 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, the El Monaco. When Elliot hears that a neighbouring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much needed business for the motel. Three weeks later, Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and the popular culture, forever.
One of the most award-winning directors, with two Oscars to his name: Best Director in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain, and Best Film in a Foreign Language in 2001 for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; two Golden Lions to Best Film for Lust, Caution (2007) and Brokeback Mountain; and two Golden Bears to Best Film for The Wedding Banquet (1993) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). Taking Woodstock featured in the Official Selection at Cannes 2009.
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