Monday, August 10, 2009

The taking of Woodstock

Celebrities and area residents gathered on Saturday for a sold-out screening of "Taking Woodstock," a fundraiser for the Woodstock Film Festival.
Here's a video shot and edited by Mirav Ozeri of

And here's a photo by Dion O:

From left, "Taking Woodstock" screenplay writer James Schamus, Academy Award winner and "Taking Woodstock" director Ang Lee, 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival organizer Michael Lang and, yes, Twin Towers-tight rope walker and Oscar balancing Ulster County resident Philippe Petit.

Also present were Leon Gast of Ulster County, director of the Academy Award winning Best Documentary Feature “When We Were Kings”; and Ron Nyswaner of Ulster County, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (“Philadelphia”).

"Taking Woostock" opens Aug. 28.