WOODSTOCK: THE WHOLE STORY
100 Years of Counterculture Through Arts & Music
Join filmmaker and historian Stephen Blauweiss for a lively and engaging multimedia presentation about the town’s rich history and some of the dreamers and visionaries who helped create it. A native of Manhattan and Hudson Valley resident since 1999, Blauweiss has a passion for arts, history, and storytelling that guarantees an evening that will entertain and inform both natives and newcomers of all ages. Beginning with 1819, Blauweiss will lead the audience through a colorful history that extends from nineteenth-century New York City and England to twentieth-century Woodstock and its environs, covering key personalities, art movements, industrial developments, and aspects of early counterculture that explore how Woodstock came to be – its history and what it represents today. The presentation features eight original short films by Blauweiss, hundreds of rare historic photographs and images, and lesser-known anecdotes about the town’s vibrant history. We’ll even have a bit of live music from 1969, starting 30 minutes before the presentation.
About Stephen Blauweiss: An independent filmmaker focusing on art, history, and social and environmental issues, Blauweiss has produced over seventy-five short films, three features, and several music videos. A number of his films have been screened in museums, exhibitions, and festivals across the US, Europe, and Canada. Blauweiss has taught for over twenty-five years, including a decade at Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology. He is co-director and co-producer of Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal, a documentary that has been screened across the Hudson Valley, Albany, and New York City, and received numerous awards. Blauweiss is also a graphic designer and historian, and recently published a book with his colleague Karen Berelowitz titled The Life & Death of the Kingston Post Office.
Lecture Date and Time: Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:00 pm (30 minutes of live music from 1969 starts at 7:30 pm)
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: $15 general admission or $13 for Byrdcliffe members – please buy tickets at the door; cash preferred to credit cards, please!