A little over 50 years ago today, half a million people traveled to a quaint little town in New York State to celebrate a weekend of peace, love, and rock n’ roll (including Seattle’s own Jimi Hendrix!) at what is arguably the most iconic music festival in American history: the Woodstock Festival. This legendary event has spawned countless pop culture references and works of art, including a full-length feature directed by local filmmaker Leslie Bloom, a Portland native who now lives on Mercer Island.
The award-winning film is titled Woodstock or Bust, and tells the story of two best friends as they hop in their Mustang convertible, heading east
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