This extraordinary film by Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple, chronicling one of the mythic cultural events of the century, the Woodstock festivals of 1969, 1994, and 1999, far surpasses whatever presuppositions you may bring to the theatre. As an exploration of cultural memory, it resonates with powerful images of the search by two generations for community amidst nearly anarchic, and vividly disparate, celebrations of music and youth. Replete with incredible performances and brimming with the outrageous acts of self-expression, sexual liberation, and rebellion that have defined the Woodstock experience, My Generation is a film that speaks volumes about generational contrast and change; about peace and love and violence; about commercial exploitation, music, and artistry’ and about a profound desire for fraternity and self-fulfillment.
By Geoffrey Gilmore
100 minutes. 16mm. Color.
Barbara Kopple: Director & Producer