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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

Taking Woodstock is coming to select cities on August 14th from Focus Features. The film had a New York City premiere on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on 143 East Houston Street (between Chrystie and Allen Streets). BroadwayWorld.com cameras were there as the stars arrived!

Written by James Schamus and based on the book by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte, Taking Woodstock also stars Tony Award winner Dan Fogler; two-time Olivier Award winner Henry Goodman; two-time Olivier Award winner Imelda Staunton; Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber; Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening); two-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin; Paul Dano (Things We Want); Kelli Garner (Dog Sees God); Mamie Gummer (Dangerous Liaisons); and Richard Thomas (A Naked Girl on the Appian Way).

The new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, Taking Woodstock is a 1969-set true story about a man, Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village during culturally and politically exciting times, Mr. Tiber felt empowered by the gay rights movement.

But he was also still staked to the family business - a Catskills motel. Upon hearing that a planned concert had lost its permit from the neighboring town of Wallkill, NY, Mr. Tiber called producer Michael Lang (Jonathan Groff of Hair [Shakespeare in the Park's 2008 production] and Spring Awakening) at Woodstock Ventures to offer his motel. Soon the Woodstock staff was moving into the El Monaco; half a million people were on their way to Mr. Tiber's neighbor's Max Yasgur's (Eugene Levy) farm in White Lake, NY; and Mr. Tiber found himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
'Taking Woodstock' premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Skylar Astin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Skylar Astin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Skylar Astin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Skylar Astin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Skylar Astin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Skylar Astin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Claire Danes

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Claire Danes

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Claire Danes

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Dan Folger

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Dan Folger

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Dan Folger

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Dan Folger

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Dan Folger

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Dan Folger

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Stacey Bendet

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Brianna Domont

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Jonathan Groff

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Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Jonathan Groff

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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Emile Hirsch

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Emile Hirsch

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Emile Hirsch

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Emile Hirsch

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Demetri Martin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Demetri Martin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Demetri Martin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Demetri Martin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Demetri Martin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Peter Max

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Anna Sui

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Liev Schreiber

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Liev Schreiber

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Matthew Settle

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Naama Nativ and Matthew Settle

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Michael Shannon

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Michael Shannon

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Michael Shannon and guest

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
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Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Sebastian Stan

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Sebastian Stan

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Anna Wintour

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

Ang Lee and Mira Sara

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Ang Lee

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Ang Lee

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Ang Lee and Jane Lin

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Ang Lee

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Ang Lee

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Ang Lee

Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.