PBS American Experience Screening - SOLD OUT!

Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation
film reel
  • July 25th 2019 4:30pm
  • 4:30 PM: Check-In Museum Lobby; First-Come, First-Serve Seating 5:00 PM: Social Hour with Woodstock Alumni Market Shed 1; Food & Beverage Available for Purchase 6:30-7:30 PM: Panel Discussion with Q+A Event Gallery 7:40-10:00 PM: Full Documentary Screening Event Gallery

  • Event Gallery
  • This is a free event; registration is currently at capacity.

PBS and American Experience will present one of the first public premiers of this new documentary from filmmaker Barak Goodman: Woodstock: Three days that defined a generation. Prior to the film screening, audiences will hear from the film's Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated director Barak Goodman, American Experience producer Jamila Ephron and American Experience editor Don Kleszy, moderated by Museum Director and Senior Curator Wade Lawrence.   A light cocktail hour with beverages for purchase will be available prior to the panel. Please notice admission to this panel is on a first come, first serve basis.

Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation turns the lens back at the audience, at the swarming, impromptu city that grew up overnight on a few acres of farm land. What took place in that teaming mass of humanity — the rain-soaked, starving, tripping, half-a-million strong throng of young people — was nothing less than a miracle of teamwork, a manifestation of the “peace and love” the festival had touted and a validation of the counter-culture’s promise to the world. Who were these kids? What experiences and stories did they carry with them to Bethel, New York that weekend, and how were they changed by three days at Yasgur’s farm?

PBS’ American Experience documentaries combine dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America's past and present.


This is part of the Vibrations series. Vibrations launches in 2019 with eight unforgettable events bringing together change-makers, artists, and influencers to open conversations, inspire thinking and awaken purpose. Emphasizing the value of the arts and civic engagement, Vibrations brings the legacy of the past into conversation with the movements of today.

All dates, acts, times & ticket prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

Special 50th anniversary events and activities are supported in part by donors to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and by a grant awarded to Bethel Woods by Empire State Development and New York State's Division of Tourism/I LOVE NY under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.