In 1969, for three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the most defining moment of their generation; a concert unprecedented in scope and influence, a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal: Peace and music. This documentary captured the essence of the music, the electricity of the performances.
A native of Ohio, Michael Wadleigh entered films in his early twenties as a cinematographer on independently-produced low-budget films <David Holtzman's Diary>, <Call First>, both in 1967 and <My Girlfriend's Wedding>(1969). Billed as Michael Wadley, he gained notice from critics who followed independent and underground films. His films, primarily aimed at counterculture audience.
CastJoan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey
CinematographerMalcolm Hart, Michael Margetts
EditorJere Huggins, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese, Michael Wadleigh, Stanley Warnow, Yeu-Bun Yee