Peace, love and another documentary.
VH1 and History are teaming on a special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock festival.
The networks are co-financing the two-hour project, tentatively titled Woodstock: 40 Years Later, which will premiere in August. The music and arts festival was staged on August 16-18 on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York, before some 500,000 people.
Directed by two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple and executive-produced by Michael Lang, the original festival organizer, the film examines Woodstock from the perspectives of not only the musicians who graced the stage, but the fans who gathered in mass, the concert promoters who risked everything and countless others whose unique experiences help paint a tapestry of Woodstock that hasn't been seen in recent years.
Weaving together first-hand accounts with rare archival images and an iconic soundtrack, the documentary allows those who were there a chance to relive the experience and gives an entirely new generation an opportunity to feel the magic of that time.
The film will also take an important look at Woodstock's legacy through the eyes of today's musicians and activists examining why all it symbolizes is still relevant in today's culture.
The film is part of VH1 "Rock Docs" franchise and will also air on sister service VH1 Classic, as well as History. Scheduling plans had not been finalized by press time, according to a History spokeswoman.
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