Warwick event to offer look at Woodstock through rare film, video

  • “Pilgrims of Woodstock: Never Before Seen Photos” Contributed photo

Staff Writer
Published: 11/14/2019 6:25:09 PM
Modified: 11/14/2019 6:24:56 PM

WARWICK — Screening rare 8 mm and 16 mm video footage, the upcoming “Pilgrims of Woodstock” event at Town Hall will take attendees back to 1969 for a night on Saturday at 5 p.m.

The evening will honor the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and takes its name from a feature presentation from John Kane’s book, published in August of this year, titled “Pilgrims of Woodstock: Never Before Seen Photos.”

The presentation will include photographs by Richard Bellak and new interviews between Kane and festival attendees. The event is co-sponsored with the Warwick, Wendell and Athol public libraries.

“I thought it would be great to have the program in this area,” said Ivan Ussach, director of the Warwick Free Public Library. “With the movie and the soundtrack, it’s about the artists and the music, but maybe the ultimate impact is with the people who really attended.”

The event had to be rescheduled for Nov. 16 due to Warwick’s lasting damage from a recent storm. Usaach said a number of people from surrounding towns have expressed interest in the perspective of those who attended the now famous Woodstock festival.

Zack DeLuca can be reached at zdeluca@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 264.




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