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Hot Docs to host film event ‘Woodstock Revisited’ with music documentaries inspired by the legendary rock festival

This August marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music & Art Fair, and to celebrate, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema will be hosting Woodstock Revisited, where they will be screening an epic lineup of fascinating music documentaries inspired by the rock festival.

This Indie88 feature is presented with Hot Docs Cinema.

Woodstock Revisited will run from August 16th to 18th, which is the exact weekend that Woodstock was held 50 years ago. With films that pay tribute to some of rock’s most celebrated artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Grateful Dead, and more, you’ll be sure to love this emphatic celebration of music and film.

Hot Docs will be celebrating the brilliance of the concert documentary with this series, which will feature unbelievable films like Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, Oscar nominee Alice’s Restaurant, Barbara Kopple’s My Generation, and the Sundance sensation David Crosby: Remember My Name.

Weekend passes to Woodstock Revisited are $40 (Members: $32, $24, Free) and single tickets to a screening are $13 (Members: $8, $6, Free), and you can purchase them here.

Check out the full lineup of films below.

My Generation

August 16th at 6:30 PM | Directed by Barbara Kopple | 103 mins | 2000 | USA

A mid-career masterpiece from Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, My Generation chronicles the evolution of the Woodstock phenomenon. From the original concert that was centered around peace and love, to the modern iterations that focused on monetizing the music, Kopple looks for the harmony in the unifying qualities of music, and the generations of young people searching for their own moment in history. Featuring concert footage from Joe Cocker, Green Day, DMX, Limp Bizkit, and more.

Alice’s Restaurant

August 16th at 9:00 PM | Directed by Arthur Penn | 111 mins | 1969 | USA

A time capsule of the late 1960s, this bittersweet ode to the blues embodies a time where fighting the establishment and changing the world brought an entire generation together. Featuring Arlo Guthrie, this film, released just after Woodstock, is an adaptation of Guthrie’s 1967 satirical folk tune “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” a song that was hailed as culturally, historically, or artistically significant by the Library of Congress.

David Crosby: Remember My Name

August 17th at 2:30 PM | Directed by A.J. Eaton | 95 mins | 2019 | USA

Charismatic troubadour David Crosby bares all in this intimate portrait produced by Cameron Crowe. A 2019 Sundance selection, the musician (now in his late 70s), reflects on the highs and lows of his storied life and career – from childhood memories and his early inspirations, to his numerous love affairs and unbelievable stories from the heyday of rock’n’roll.

Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock

August 17th at 4:45 PM | Directed by Michael Wadleigh | 90 mins | 1999 | USA

A quintessential concert doc – watch in awe as guitar god Jimi Hendrix plays his full set from the historic festival. Fully restored, uninterrupted and in sequence, this electrifying doc features hair-raising renditions of “Foxy Lady,” “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Lover Man,” and his iconic version of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Long Strange Trip

August 17th with Part 1 at 7:00 PM, Part 2 at 9:15 PM | Directed by Amir Bar-Lev | 238 mins | 2017 | USA

This four-hour psychedelic documentary chronicles the history of legendary rock band The Grateful Dead. Produced by Martin Scorsese with rare archival footage of gigs and never-before-seen live performances, this required viewing for any Deadhead is an incisive record of the rise and fall of 20th-century counterculture.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

August 18th at 1:00 PM | Directed by Amy Berg | 143 mins | 2014 | USA

An indominable musical force, the power of Janis Joplin’s voice and the impact of her music will never be forgotten. In this loving portrait, Oscar nominee Amy Berg reveals the brilliance of this complicated and often beleaguered artist, whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. Featuring stunning archival footage, alongside contemporary interviews and personal letters performed by musician Cat Power.

The Last Waltz

August 18th at 3:30 PM | Directed by Martin Scorsese | 116 mins | 1978 | USA

A farewell concert film for the ages, Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese directs roots rock group The Band’s final performance. A send-off like no other, this classic music doc is filled with jaw-dropping performances from Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and many more.

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music

August 18th at 7:00 PM | Directed by Michael Wadleigh | 184 mins | 1970 | USA

This original Oscar-winning doc is the definitive account of Woodstock. Celebrate the “Summer of Love” with this epic and immersive film, featuring unforgettable performances that came to define the spirit of the ’60s, including Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Richie Havens, Joan Baes, The Who, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Cosby Stills & Nash, Arlo Guthrie, Santana, Credence Clearwater Revival, and more.

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