Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage
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Poster
Directed byGarret Price
Narrated byBryan Vadnais
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Producers
  • Adam Gibbs
  • Sean Keegan
Cinematography
  • Andre Lascaris
  • Luke Korver
Editors
  • Garret Price
  • Avner Shiloah
Running time110 minutes
Production companies
DistributorHBO
Release
Original release
  • July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)

Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage is a 2021 documentary film about the music festival Woodstock '99.[1][2]

Summary

The film features interviews in which the concert promoters, workers, performers, and attendees share their experiences of the infamous 3-day festival that was marred by intense heat, overpricing, violence, sexual assault, looting, vandalism, and fires.[3]

Release

Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage premiered on July 23, 2021 (the 22nd anniversary of the concert's first day), on HBO and HBO Max.[4]

Production

It is the first film of the six-part documentary series Music Box.[5]

Cast

Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 91% of 32 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.4/10. The critics consensus reads, "Woodstock 99 documents the notorious music festival like an unraveling horror film to visceral effect, presenting a flashpoint in cultural nadir while suggesting that it was also a sign of troubles to come."[7]

References

  1. ^ "HBO Releases Trailer For A New Doc On Woodstock '99, A.K.A. "The Day The Nineties Died"". Gothamist. July 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "'Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, And Rage' Doc Preview Chronicles Music, Mayhem at Ill-Fated Fest". Billboard.
  3. ^ HBO's Woodstock '99 Documentary Is a Dark Warning - The Atlantic
  4. ^ "Watch the Trailer for New HBO Documentary Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage". Pitchfork. 7 July 2021.
  5. ^ White, Peter (July 23, 2021). "Bill Simmons On 'Woodstock 99' & Turning 'Music Box' Into Coding for numbers in headlines: '30 For 30' Of Music Documentaries: Deadline Q&A". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 27, 2021.
  6. ^ Was Moby's 'Play' the Spiritual Death of the '90s? - The Ringer
  7. ^ "Music Box". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved January 1, 2022.