Go Ahead: Try the Brown Acid

Cultural moments have downsides. The ´20s brought toxic hooch and gang warfare. The ´60s, God bless ´em, yielded unwashed masses of smelly dudes and hirsute chicks. Today, we term this unhygienic behavior “manic downswing”; back then they called it “fashion.”

But cultural moments have upsides, too. The music balanced the scales for the soap-and-razor-averse hippie nation of the ´60s. We’re talking The Golden Age of Rock, youngsters.

Wednesday at 7 p.m., go to Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale) to see the classic three hour documentary Woodstock, and you’ll understand exactly how well the music of 1969 compensated for the irregular bathing. Showing as part of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Woodstock documents legends like The Who, Santana, CSN, and Jimi Hendrix, with his famous deconstruction of the national anthem. Four decades later, Woodstock still rocks in muddy glory. Tickets cost $6-$7. Call 954.525.3456 or visit www.fliff.com.
Wed., March 12, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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