Elliot Tiber & Taking Woodstock

Elliot Tiber & Taking Woodstock

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Ocean Art Gallery

197 East Granada Boulevard

Ormond Beach, FL 32176

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"Taking Woodstock" the movie is the true story of Elliot Tiber, the man who rescued the original Woodstock Festival from cancellation.

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August 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7:00 pm

We are Celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of Woodstock 1969 and showing the movie "Taking Woodstock" FREE of charge. The movie "Taking Woodstock" is the true story of Elliot Tiber, the man who rescued the original Woodstock Festival from cancellation. In the summer of 1969, Elliot was working in Greenwich Village while also trying to make a go with his parents of their broken-down motel in upstate New York. All the while, he managed to keep his gay life a secret from his family. Then on Friday, June 28, Elliot walked into the Stonewall Inn—and witnessed the riot that would galvanize the American gay liberation movement and enable him to take stock of his own lifestyle. And on July 15, when Elliot learned that the Woodstock Concert promoters were unable to stage the show in Wallkill—a town near his parents’ motel—he offered to find them a new venue. Soon he was swept up in a vortex, and Tiber found himself forever tied to the wild revelry that was Woodstock.

Ocean Art Gallery will introduce Elliot Tiber's pen and ink drawings of some of the performers at Woodstock and other people he may have met at the Festival or later in life. The free showing of "Taking Woodstock" is our fun way to connect Elliot's art with his early life in entertainment, music and art. We hope you join us for a very entertaining evening.

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Elliot Tiber with Woody before his passing in 2016.

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