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Taking Woodstock

Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, Brokeback Mountain, Hulk) takes another stylistic turn with this laid-back hippie-era biopic about the kid who helped get the most famous concert in history off the ground. Elliot Teichberg (deadpan comedian Demetri Martin) is a confused young go-getter stuck babysitting his parents' crumbling motel in upstate New York circa 1969. Fortunes take a turn, however, when the Woodstock Music and Art Fair shows up looking for a place to play. The scattershot film has a few too many characters drifting aimlessly through its background, but Lee has crafted a compelling look at the sidelines of this crazy, unstoppable historical happening. 110 minutes R.