27-year-old Martin Scorsese returns peace sign to farm owner Max Yasgur addressing Woodstock crowd; August 1, 1969.
As always, thanks to Larry Wright.
‘Woodstock’ is a 1970 American documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. The film was directed by Michael Wadleigh and was edited by (amongst others) Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker; Schoonmaker was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing.
After finishing his film education, Scorsese became a friend and acquaintance of the so-called “movie brats” of the 1970s: Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg. It was De Palma who introduced actor Robert De Niro to Scorsese, and the two figures became close friends, working together on many projects. During this period the director worked as one of the editors on the movie ‘Woodstock,’ a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and met actor-director John Cassavetes, who would also go on to become a close friend and mentor.
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