R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
According to The Washington Post, Screenwriter and Producer James Schamus told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival, that the biggest challenge in casting extras for the film, was to find people "who were not working out all the time, and who still had pubic ... ...
Well, okay. We got a lot of dairy farms around here, right? And a fair number of bulls. Okay, you've all heard of the running of the bulls in that town in Spain, Pampoona.
Elliot Tiber: Pamplona.
Frank: Well, no one's doing one in the Catskills. Seems to be a big draw ...
One of the production staff refers to the Hog Farm commune leader Hugh Romney as "Wavy Gravy". Romney, by his own account, was not given this nickname until about a month after Woodstock at the Texas Pop Festival (supposedly by BB King).
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