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"Woodstock" Returns to New York in Special Academy Screening


New York, NY – Celebrating the cultural event that defined a generation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” series will present a special screening of “Woodstock” on Saturday, September 8, at 1 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. After an extended break, the program will continue at 6 p.m. with an onstage panel discussion with three-time Academy Award®-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, concert producers Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman, concert staffer Lee Blumer, campground coordinator Stan Goldstein, and sound engineer Bill Hanley (schedules permitting).

The day before the 1969 festival, “Woodstock” director Michael Wadleigh and associate producer Dale Bell organized roughly 80 cinematographers, sound recordists and technicians into a single crew. Through rainstorms, electrical shorts and a swelling crowd, the team captured “three days of peace and music” on 315,000 feet of film, including performances by Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Sha Na Na, Ten Years After, Arlo Guthrie, Crosby Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker, Country Joe & the Fish, John Sebastian, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix.

“Woodstock” won the 1970 Academy Award for Documentary Feature (Bob Maurice, producer) and was nominated in the Film Editing and Sound categories (Schoonmaker; Dan Wallin, Larry Johnson).

“Monday Nights with Oscar” is a monthly series showcasing high-quality prints of films that have been nominated for or won Academy Awards®. For this special Saturday screening, the Academy will present a 35mm print from the film’s original 1970 stereo theatrical release, courtesy of Warner Bros.

Tickets for “Woodstock” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A single ticket will provide admission to both the screening and post-screening discussion. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-888-778-7575. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased in person on the afternoon of the screening. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City.


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