Miami Beach Cinematheque. August 13th, 2008. 7:00 p.m.Come to the Miami Beach Cinematheque on August 13th to meet and greet Elliot Tiber, the author of Taking Woodstock. Before there was a Woodstock Concert, there was Elliot Tiber. In the summer of 1969, Elliot Tiber’s life changed in a way he never could have foreseen. Greenwich Village had become the mecca for gay people in America.
There, Elliot had socialized with the likes of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Andy Warhol, and a talented young photographer named Robert Mapplethorpe. Then on Friday, June 27th, Elliot walked into the Stonewall Inn and witnessed the riot that would galvanize the gay movement in the United States. And on July 17th, when Elliot read that the Woodstock Concert promoters had lost their license to stage the show in Wallkill, he called to offer his help in finding a new venue. In the days that followed, Elliot found himself swept up in a vortex that would change his life forever.
Theevents that unfolded during that hot New York summer have come to be recognized as major turning points in our cultural history. Few, however, have enjoyed Elliot Tiber’s unique view of those events. Taking Woodstock is the funny, touching, and true story of the man who enabled Woodstock to take place. It is also the personal story of one man who took stock of his life, his lifestyle, and his future. In short, Taking Woodstock is like no history of Woodstock you have ever experienced.
Meet Elliot Tiber, the man who saved Woodstock, and whose book and docu-comedy film are being made into a feature film by Ang Lee. Elliot will introduce his film, and there will be an interview and booksigning afterwards.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 673 4567