Some threshold was crossed at Woodstock in 1969 when half a million kids appeared out of nowhere to govern themselves and listen to their favorite bands in the rain. The music (pretty great), the vibes, and the expectations and hope of this outburst of optimism are all captured on this remarkable film - which everyone agrees was much better than being there. The dreams of two decades are encapsulated into 4 hours.
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
Directed by Michael Wadleigh
1970, 225 min
Rentable from Netflix
Available from Amazon