Taking Woodstock (2009)

120 min.
Plot  Set in 1969, the film follows the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), an aspiring Greenwich Village interior designer whose parents, Jake (Henry Goodman) and Sonia (Imelda Staunton), own the small dilapidated El Monaco Resort in White Lake, in the town of Bethel, New York. A hippie theater troupe, The Earthlight Players, rents the barn, but can hardly pay any rent. Due to financial trouble, the motel may have to be closed, but Elliot pleads with the local bank not to foreclose on the mortgage and Sonia delivers a tirade about her struggles as a Russian refugee. The family is given until the end of the summer to pay up.

Elliot plans to hold a small musical festival, and has, for $1, obtained a permit from the town's chamber of commerce (of which he is also the president). When he hears that the organizers of the Woodstock Festival face opposition against the originally planned location, he offers his permit and the motel accommodations to organizer Michael Lang (Jonath...



Demetri Martin
Elliot Teichberg/Tiber
Imelda Staunton
Sonia Teichberg
Henry Goodman
Jake Teichberg
Liev Schreiber
Vetty von Vilma
Jonathan Groff
Woodstock organizer Michael Lang
Eugene Levy
Max Yasgur
Emile Hirsch
Adam Pally
Festival co
Mamie Gummer
Dan Fogler
Skylar Astin
John P. Roberts
Richard Thomas
Reverend Don
Kevin Chamberlin
Jackson Spiers
Damian Kulash
A guitar (uncredited)


All Titles

Taking Woodstock
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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