Cannes ’09 – Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock

Not the Taiwanese filmmaker's best

Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock" was just screened here in Cannes this afternoon and the reaction as the end credits rolled was polite applause. This was, I thought, supposed to be one of the movie-events of the festival, a near-transformative experience--I expected the earth to move. Ang Lee happens to be one of only two American filmmakers presenting in Cannes, and his association with James Schamus ... more >