Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock!
Long Island Premiere Screening of Woodstock: Three Days that Define a Generation
Special Q&A with renowned music journalist and Woodstock expert, Rona Elliot, original PR rep for the 1969 Festival
Live Concert featuring Woodstock’s greatest hits!
Plus lots of beer, wine & your favorite munchies!
- $55 General Admission ($50 members)
- Includes film, Q&A, concert, beer, wine & munchies
- $20 Film Only Ticket (very limited quantity)
- Includes film and Q&A
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- Film starts at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Great Neck Squire Theater
- Concert starts at approximately 9:15pm at the Gold Coast Arts Center
About The Film:
Barak Goodman & Jamila Ephron | USA | English | 106 min | Documentary
In August 1969—against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War—half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear the concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark a cultural revolution, changing many of them and the country forever.
With never-before-seen footage, WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION tells the story of the political and social upheaval leading up to those three historic days, as well as the extraordinary events of the concert itself, when near disaster put the ideals of the counterculture to the test. What took place in that teeming mass of humanity — the rain-soaked, starving, tripping, half-a-million strong throng of young people — was nothing less than a miracle of unity, a manifestation of the “peace and love” the festival had touted, and a validation of the counterculture’s promise to the world.
Including audio testimony from attendees, the film focuses not just on how it all came to be, but how it felt for it to happen – how an endless traffic jam was elevated to a communal experience and how a food shortage became a collaboration rather than a disaster. The film also spotlights incredible performances from Jimi Hendrix to Joan Baez to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman and written by Goodman and Don Kleszy, WOODSTOCK takes us back to the three days that defined a generation.
About The Concert:
- After the film join us next door to the Gold Coast Arts Center for a fantastic set of Woodstock’s greatest hits performed by Snapper Head, a powerful hard-hitting four piece band featuring Johnny Vlahos (piano and Hammond B3 organ), Shawn Martin (guitar), Andrew Mega (drums) and Patrick Polcari (bass), plus special guests John Byrnes (guitar), Raffi Froundjian (acoustic guitar) and Briana Delach (vocals).
About The Speaker, RONA ELLIOT
- Since the 1960s, music journalist, Rona Elliot, has been an eyewitness to pop culture history. In a career spanning six decades, Elliot has found herself at the center of countless social and cultural events that shaped and shifted American culture — from seeing Bob Dylan plug in and go electric in 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival to watching the Beatles perform together in 1966 to working at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969.Elliot began her career in the experimental “boss radio” and underground radio scenes of the late 1960s and early 1970s, working at groundbreaking Los Angeles and San Francisco stations KHJ, KMPX and KSAN. Her radio career was capped with a multi-faceted tenure at NBC where she worked both on-air in the NBC’s entertainment division and as news producer for the NBC Radio Networks.In television, Elliot served as a music journalist for VH-1 before becoming music correspondent for the Today Show throughout the ’80s. While on the NBC morning program, she covered seminal ‘80s music events such as Band Aid, Live Aid, Tina Turner’s comeback and the rise of U2. Her interviews with members of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were conducted all over the world.All of Elliot’s life and work have been informed by a connection to counterculture, service, and spiritualty. From her days as roommate to Yippie, Jerry Rubin, to her documentary work with the Shoah Foundation and Dalai Lama, she has brought a sense of curiosity and commonality to her subjects and her search.
Elliot’s passion for music and its transformative power continue to be a primary animating force as she dedicates herself to sharing her stories with a new generation of music journalists, professionals, and fans. Elliot has taught continuing education courses on music and pop culture at UCLA, NYU, Amherst College, and Berklee College of Music and has donated her papers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives where she serves on the board of directors.