It's 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco.
The bank's about to foreclose; his father wants to burn the place down, but hasn't paid the insurance; and Elliot is still figuring how to come out to his parents. When Elliot hears that a neighbouring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for the motel.
Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbour’s farm in White Lake, N.Y., and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.
The film features 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. The film premiered in Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2010
Movies for Grownups Award Best Grownup Love Story
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Cannes Film Festival 2009
Palme d'Or Ang Lee
Casting Society of America, USA 2010
Artios Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Feature - Studio or Independent Comedy
GLAAD Media Awards 2010
GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Film - Wide Release
World Soundtrack Awards 2009
World Soundtrack Award Soundtrack Composer of the Year
For Milk and Notorious