Back to the Field for 45 Anniversary Celebration of Woodstock


Bethel Woods' Celebration to Include Academy Award-winning Film Screening on the Original Festival Field, and Pre-event Talk with Associate Producer Dale Bell

BETHEL, NY  – August 15th will mark the 45th anniversary of the three-day Woodstock Music and Art Fair. To commemorate the historic anniversary, Bethel Woods invites the community "Back To The Field" for a free screening of Warner Brothers' new release of Woodstock: The Director’s Cut on the very same site where the festival took place.  The event, sponsored by What’s Poppin’ Kettle Corn, will be preceded by a speaking engagement in The Museum with Dale Bell, associate producer of the documentary and author of Woodstock: An Inside Look at the Movie That Shook up the World and Defined a Generation

Bell, part of Bethel Woods' line-up of educational and intriguing speakers, will discuss what it was like to document one of the most influential music festivals of all time – The Woodstock Music and Art Fair.  His discussion of the festival and the documentary that followed will lead guests to consider the lasting legacy Woodstock has had in the media and on popular culture.

Bell’s discussion, Woodstock: The Film That Was Almost Never Made, will begin at 5:30pm in the Museum Theater, just before  the 8:30pm screening of his Oscar-winning documentary on the same field where 500,000 young people gathered for the iconic festival exactly 45 years earlier.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is excited to share its historic site with music and history lovers of all ages for this once in a lifetime event. Chief Executive Officer, Darlene Fedun explained, “As guests experience the legendary performances featured in the film, it is our hope that they will also begin to feel and reflect on the humanity that may have surrounded them 45 years earlier.”