March 27, 2009 02:52:53 GMT
Introduced by lead actor Demetri Martin, the trailer of Ang Lee-directed 'Taking Woodstock' shares a peek at the story behind the greatest concert ever.
The brand new trailer for Focus Features' forthcoming comedy "Taking Woodstock" has just been debuted. Premiered during Comedy Central's "Important Things with Demetri Martin" with an introduction provided by Demetri Martin himself, the promotional video chronicles the events leading to Elliot Tiber offering his family motel and musical festival permit to the Woodstock Festival's organizers.
"Taking Woodstook" follows Tiber, an interior designer in Greenwich Village. Working at his parents' Catskills motel as its part-time manager, he becomes the local town's issuer of event permits. When he heard that the planned Woodstock concert has had its own permit denied by a neighboring town, he called to offer his own, an act that would change his life, and American culture, forever.
Based on Elliot Tiber's memoir entitled "Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life", the movie is directed by "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Brokeback Mountain" helmer Ang Lee. Set to be released in limited U.S. theaters on August 14, it features the likes of Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Emile Hirsch, Imelda Staunton, Liev Schreiber, Jonathan Groff, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Paul Dano.
"Taking Woodstock" Trailer: