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On Monday, November 16, 2009, two-time American Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple will present her latest documentary film Woodstock: Now and Then at the American Center in Prague. Premiered in August 2009, 40 years after the historic festival, the film includes some of the iconic soundtrack and archival footage, as well as perspectives of today's musicians and activists. The Q&A with the filmmaker is open to the public; admission is free.

Screening and discussion with director Barbara Kopple 
When: Monday, November 16, 2009, 18:30
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 - Malá Strana


Barbara Kopple, two-time American Academy Award winning filmmaker, will present her most recent film, Woodstock: Now and Then, and talk about her illustrious career. Woodstock: Now and Then is a feature-length documentary which examines the legacy of the 1969 Woodstock Festival from the perspectives of not only the musicians who graced the stage, but also the fans who gathered in mass, the concert promoters who risked everything and countless others whose unique viewpoints help paint a new and vivid tapestry of the Woodstock experience.

Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker, for the documentaries Harlan County, USA (1976) and American Dream (1991). Her other films include Shut Up and Sing (2006), Havoc (2005), A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999), My Generation (2000), Wild Man Blues (1997), and Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993).  In addition to two Oscars, Barbara Kopple is the recipient of numerous other awards such as the SilverDocs/Charles Guggenheim Award, New York Women in Film; Television Muse Award, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, among numerous others.  While in Prague she will also be working with award-winning cinematographer and FAMU graduate Gary K. Grifiin and locally based documentary producers Jefe Brown and Keith Jones on the forthcoming documentary film Listopad, as well as participating in FAMUFest 2009.

The discussion will be held in English, admission is free and open to all.

Please visit the History Channel to read more about Woodstock: Now and Then.

For more on Barbara Kopple, please visit