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Film Review - Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

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The idea behind “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage” is to better understand the disaster that developed during the troubled music festival. It was intended to be a celebration of music and art, and one that mirrored the original Woodstock experience, which occurred in 1969. That iconic counterculture gathering became part of Americana, playing up the wonders of the hippie generation and the unique community experience. Woodstock ’99 ended up a horror show of widespread violence, and director Garret Price (“Love, Antosha”) makes an early attempt to understand how promoters Michael Lang and John Scher couldn’t make perceived magic happen all over again, watching as their event was eventually transformed into a riot. “Peace, Love, and Rage” has the footage and the time to dissect the Woodstock ’99 nightmare, but Price is often distracted, straining to connect this experience to the world of 2021, not 1969. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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