Monday, 11 January 2010
PIFF watch: Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock is a sweet, light, comic take on the spirit of the Woodstock music festival. Based on a true story, it all begin in 1969 when Elliot Tiber, a struggling interior designer returns to help his parents salvage their motel in White Lake, rural New York. It is the news of a neighbouring state denying a permit for 'hippies' to host a music festival that Elliot contacts the producers to his place. What follows has an irreversible impact not only Elliot's life but on American culture too. Though the movie dips and looses tempo towards the end, it is still an experience best seen on 70mm. A bright if not brilliant first watch at the Pune International Film Festival 2010.