The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Woodstock the Movie: Free Screening at 33 Hawley



WHAT: The Northampton Community Arts Trust presents: Woodstock the Movie
WHEN: Wednesday August 14th, 2019 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: 33 Hawley Street Outdoor Space (Behind the building) Northampton, MA

Come join the Northampton Community Arts Trust, the Northampton Arts Council and Northampton Open Media (formerly Northampton Community Television) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a screening of Woodstock the Movie, the film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival by Michael Wadleigh. To introduce the film Isabella DeHerdt (of Kalliope Jones) will perform a live 10 min opening set; The Northampton Arts Council will also be giving away tickets to Lookstock at Pines Theater, Look Park as well as have tickets on sale for the event.

Woodstock the Movie
Director: Michael Wadleigh
Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey
Rated: R (Drug content, nudity, and language)
Runtime: 224 min

“An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.”

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