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SideReel is teaming up with Focus Features for an exciting giveaway in honor of the the release of the upcoming feature film, Taking Woodstock, in theaters August 28th, 2009. Watch the theatrical trailer here.


Taking Woodstock is the new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee.


Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, the comedy stars Demetri Martin as Elliot, who inadvertently played a role in making 1969's Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Featuring a standout ensemble cast, and songs from a score of '60s musical icons including The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Country Joe and the Fish - plus a new recording of "Freedom" from Richie Havens - Taking Woodstock is a joyous voyage to a moment in time when everything seemed possible.


Cast also includes Jonathan Groff, Eugene Levy, Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.



What can I win?

5 lucky winners will receive a Prize Bundle which includes an official soundtrack, t-shirt and air freshener.


"The Soundtrack CD features songs from a collection of music icons including Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and more. Many of the tracks are by artists who performed at Woodstock and are of the era. The soundtrack also includes a newly recorded version of 'Freedom' called 'Freedom 2009' by Richie Havens and scores elections by Danny Elfman. All songs and score are from the movie. Taking Woodstock is a joyous voyage to a moment in time when everything seemed possible."


How do I enter?

Comment below and tell us who your favorite artist is who performed at Woodstock - either one that appears on the Official Soundtrack - or a different one. Winners will be selected on Friday, September 18th.

Sorry, only US residents are eligible for this giveaway.


Good luck!


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Check out this awesome Psychedelic Self Custom Image Maker!

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Aug 25, 2009 6:58PM EDT

ok this comp sucks man my era and i cant enter

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Aug 25, 2009 7:13PM EDT

Definitely my favorite artist to perform at Woodstock would have to be The Who. Pete Townshend taking out Abbie Hoffman for ruining the 'sanctity of the stage' is one of the events that made Woodstock entirely unforgettable. It was an event that will never be forgotten, an event that personified a generation, and an event that screamed whole-heartedly that ideals were not only dreams but could give way to so much more.

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Aug 25, 2009 8:48PM EDT

There is only one correct answer, its Hendrix. Jimi was Woodstock, without him the festival is not thought about in the same way. Yeah its still big, but its the moments captured that hold Woodstock in such high acclaim, and there was no bigger moment than Jimi's Star Spangled Banner rendition. Never before or since has one artist been so synonymous with an entire event the way Jimi Hendrix is with Woodstock

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Aug 26, 2009 9:36AM EDT

I would have to say the Grateful Dead. I have seen them several times and they are true music icons.

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Sep 1, 2009 10:19AM EDT

The Doors, no doubt about it.

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Sep 3, 2009 8:21PM EDT

Creedence Clearwater Revival. They were the first to even sign the contract for Woodstock, after that other big names became interested. The Doors didn't even perform, only the drummer showed up.

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Sep 5, 2009 10:41PM EDT

Janis Joplin!!!

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Sep 6, 2009 4:02AM EDT

One of my favorite bands ever played- The Incredible String Band. Amazing band that truly has a lot of soul- yet a lot of people don't seem to know about them.

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Sep 6, 2009 4:24AM EDT

Joe Cocker's cover of "A Little Help from My Friends"

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Sep 6, 2009 4:24AM EDT

Janis Joplin was amazing but to pick just one performance when the whole show was sensational is something that cant be said

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Sep 6, 2009 8:06AM EDT

CCR and Jimi Hendrix rocked

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Sep 6, 2009 9:03AM EDT

Though I love the Who, (I've created many pages on here for their members), and I think Sha Na Na, is the most surprising groups that performed, I love, love, love Santana !!! All the world knows the special magic of Carlos Santana, as expressed through his music and his guitar playing, which is among the most distinctive and recognizable in all music. Their memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis....Clive Davis, being the BMG U.S. Chairman and the man behind the American Idol recording machine....

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Sep 6, 2009 12:30PM EDT

Jefferson Airplane my favorite, I think I'm the odd one out. But hey, that's cool. :D

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Sep 6, 2009 1:19PM EDT

Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix are my top two favorites. They define Woodstock for me.

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Sep 6, 2009 2:33PM EDT

If I had to pick, I'd say The Doors, but I don't really want to pick.

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Sep 6, 2009 3:27PM EDT

I'd have to say the Who. What I wouldn't give to hear them play a 24 song set right around sunrise! oh to be one of the last few standing to see Pete Townshend smash his Gibson SG and tell Abbie Hoffman to "fuck off my fucking stage". :p *sigh* I was born into the wrong generation....

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Sep 6, 2009 5:04PM EDT

The Doors didn't play at woodstock
i have to go with The Who, but Crosby, Stills and Nash is a close second.

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Sep 6, 2009 6:25PM EDT

Richie Havens, especially when he played an improvised version of "Motherless Child" at Woodstock when he ran out of songs to play, after being called back on stage for multiple encores.

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Sep 6, 2009 6:50PM EDT

grateful dead. definitely grateful dead.

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Sep 6, 2009 7:01PM EDT

Hendrix. Not only was it the best performance, it was HIS best performance.
I loved this movie.

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Sep 6, 2009 10:08PM EDT

Hendrix, duh. Hendrix owns the stage. <3

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Sep 6, 2009 10:21PM EDT

My favorite artists who performed at Woodstock are definitely The Who. There is no doubt in my mind about it. They are such incredible musicians with so much talent. I only wish that I could have been alive at the time that Woodstock happened, so that I could have seen it all.
ps. I love how the prize bundle includes air freshener!

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Sep 6, 2009 10:46PM EDT

The Who hands down, they were the sickest band there. great songs, great artist, not to mention they went on at 4 am and played a long set for the people

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Sep 6, 2009 10:58PM EDT

i appreciate and admire Richie Havens. He still puts on one hell of a show. And he's an amazing human being to boot. But my favorite is probably CSNY. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes still gives me goosebumps everytime i watch the movie.
peace and love.

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Sep 7, 2009 2:09AM EDT

my favorite band that played at woodstock is definitely Jefferson Airplane. they're so trippy and their lyrics are fantastic. but all of the bands were amazing, it was one of the best gatherings of great music, hands down.

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Sep 7, 2009 3:52PM EDT

Crosby Stills Nash and Young. because they played two sets.. one acoustic and one electric, Marrakesh Express is my favorite song and seeing it live would have made my life perfect. Music is beautiful and Woodstock would be purple mountain planes rising up to the skyline.~BOAT~

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Sep 9, 2009 11:45PM EDT

I'd definitely have to choose Jimi Hendrix. He was one of the best guitarists ever, and paid the path for many other guitarist's success. He had so many beautiful songs!

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Sep 10, 2009 3:02PM EDT

The Doors! Love their song on the soundtrack of this movie, "Maggie M'Gill".

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Sep 11, 2009 1:44AM EDT

Richie Havens, hands down. He started off Woodstock with a song he wrote on the spot, "Freedom." That in and of itself is awe inspiring.

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Sep 14, 2009 12:12AM EDT

Most def. The Who! They're my all-time favorite band. Every member was total perfection

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Sep 14, 2009 1:32PM EDT

My favorite would have to be Jimmi Hendrix singing the national anthem. When he goes into the power jam it feels like you aren't even at woodstock. It is just you and Jimmi and he is putting all of his frustrations, hopes, and wishes into one song. It is hard to even distinguish the national anthem at times from when he goes off and is just jammining. It feels like this song sums up everything that woodstock and that time period was about. Taking the old ways and challenging them until someone noticed, that the people's voice will not be silenced.

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Sep 14, 2009 2:09PM EDT

i have to agree with hendrix. that man is a legend and in my eyes he gave one of the best performances EVER at woodstock.

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Sep 14, 2009 8:25PM EDT

Gosh, that is really hard. But, I think my favorite band was The Who. Townshend's guitar moment is impossibly epic.=) Plus, one of the greatest bands of all time. RIP Keith Moon and John Entwistle.

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Sep 15, 2009 2:34PM EDT

oh man my favorite band who played woodstock oh gosh, Honestly Woodstock was before I was born. But I love the music of the era..Here is the list..Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Band,Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young..And Many more artists I enjoy.. Woodstock was just the event in history to truely put them in the books of music history, and insure that time and generations would not forget...

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Sep 16, 2009 10:09AM EDT

Jimi Hendrix the legend!!!!

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Sep 16, 2009 4:12PM EDT

Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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Sep 17, 2009 10:55AM EDT

Country Joe and The Fish!

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Sep 21, 2009 11:56PM EDT

I absolutely love Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Their performance at Woodstock was great.

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