November 18, 2012 |
A feature-length film capturing Jimi Hendrix's extended 1969 performance at Woodstock will be screened in theaters starting later this month for the first time. “Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock” includes 14 performances such as his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Purple Haze” featured in the original “Woodstock” theatrical film, plus “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House” and “Lover Man” and “Izabella,” “Fire” and “Villanova Junction” as Hendrix introduced his new band, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows.
August 6, 2011 |
The camp has grown so big that it needs addresses. Debates are held at No. 199 Tent Blvd. Haircuts are on the house at Benny Zeevi's flower-decked tent, where the motto is "Life is beautiful, love will prevail. " There's even newspaper delivery, including a pile of financial papers plunked down on the sidewalk next to a tent with a "People Before Profits" sign. Photos: Tel Aviv tent town Part Woodstock, part boot camp, Tel Aviv's burgeoning protest encampment has become a small-scale experiment in a utopian society and a challenge to the established social order.
July 29, 2010
In a celebration of some of the greatest moments in rock history on film, the American Cinematheque holds a three-day rock documentary fest, including a Rolling Stones double feature Thursday of Stephen Kijak's "Stones in Exile" and the Maysles brothers' "Gimme Shelter." Also showing: D.A. Pennebaker's "Monterey Pop," Mel Stuart's "Wattstax" and the director's cut of Michael Wadleigh's "Woodstock." Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Check website for prices.
December 13, 2009 |
Inglourious Basterds Universal, $29.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.98 Cannes audiences largely dismissed Quentin Tarantino's long-gestating World War II adventure, but actual moviegoers and a brilliant marketing campaign turned this talky, unusual action picture into a surprise hit. It's heartening to know that a slow-building story (more than half of which isn't even in English) about cartoonish Nazi-hunting soldiers, tragic cinéastes and the perils of propaganda can win over crowds expecting a bloody romp.
October 11, 2009 |
At first, an Illinois chiropractor was miffed when he opened a shipment of supplies last week and noticed tufts of fur. Then he spotted a black-and-white cat that had hitched a ride from Texas. "My first reaction was, I didn't know what kind of animal he was, so I closed the box back up," said Brett St. Aubin, clinic director at Chiro One Wellness Center in Woodstock, Ill. The stowaway's collar identified him as Cody, 2. The cat had jumped unnoticed into the roughly 2-by-3-foot box as it was being packed, said Marie Webster of Dallas, whose daughter is Cody's owner.
October 1, 2009 |
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, attending the Hong Kong premiere of "Taking Woodstock" on Wednesday, said his next project will be an adaptation of Canadian writer Yann Martel's bestselling novel "Life of Pi." The fable about a boy and a tiger who survive a shipwreck won Britain's most prestigious literary award, the Booker Prize, in 2002. Lee said he is still working on the script. Lee told reporters he's baffled by the poor box-office results of "Taking Woodstock," which had earned $7.45 million in the United States as of Tuesday, according to the tracking website Box Office Mojo.