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Why’d It Take 40 Years to Make a Woodstock Movie With Actual Actors?

Despite ramshackle organization and torrential rain, the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair is commonly agreed to be the greatest music festival of all time. While Woodstock was released in 1970 to unbelievable acclaim, it’s been pretty quiet on the film front ever since. Out in August, Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee‘s Taking Woodstock offers a long overdue tribute to the men behind the greatest music festival that almost never was.

Not only does the trailer after the jump look gooooood, it begs a big question: Why’d it take 40 years to make a Woodstock movie with actual actors?

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