Director Ang Lee ('Brokeback Mountain') dramatizes the background of arguably the most legendary rock concert ever staged. Comedian Demetri Martin plays a young man caught up in the efforts to secure a site for the event after the initial plans fall through. Eugene Levy is terrific as Max Yasgur, owner of the upstate New York farm that ultimately hosted many folk and rock acts of the late 1960s, along with the bounty of fans who flocked to the location.
Dont expect an overdose of the music here, though theres nostalgia to spare. Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber and Imelda Staunton also star. *** (R: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times