Comedy drama from celebrated director Ang Lee, based on the memoir 'Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life' by Elliot Tiber and Tom Monte. The year is 1969 and Elliot Teichberg (Demetri Martin) has had to move back to work in his parents' run down Catskills motel after an unsuccessful attempt at interior design in New York City. With the bank threatening to shut down the motel at the same time a neighbouring town pulls the permit on a hippy music festival, Eliot comes up with a plan to save his family's business. Seeing the potential to generate customers for the motel, Elliot calls the festival producers but things turn out to be much bigger than he expected when, just three weeks later, over half a million people make their way to his neighbour's farm. Elliot now discovers himself caught up in a generation-defining adventure after which his life will never be the same again.