20 music documentaries you must watch if you liked A Star is Born

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Speaking of Woodstock, let’s take a chance to talk about the actual festival that will go down in history and the movie that chronicled the entire thing. It’s widely considered one of the best music documentaries of all-time, and it even received an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature following its 1970 release, among many other wins and nominations.

For anyone who may not know or is fuzzy on the details, Woodstock was a three-day music and arts festival held in the Catskill Mountains in New York. With 32 acts performing over one weekend, it is widely considered one of the biggest music moments in history and also a moment that marked the counterculture movement. Some of the acts included Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, The Who, Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, and the big closing act, Jimi Hendrix.

Since its original release, several different versions have been re-released, including the director’s cut that came out in 1994, which was over three hours long and featured previously unseen performances and extended cuts of other bands’ sets. The film showcases the bonding of people in the audience, but mostly focuses on the performances, and is known for its split-screen editing.

Like Don’t Look Back featuring Bob Dylan, Woodstock is also so culturally relevant that it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1996. Now, generations of music and film-lovers can witness that landmark event that took place in 1969.