I met concert promoter and original Woodstock producer Michael Lang socially last summer and again at a recent Woodstock DVD/Bluray press junket in Manhattan. At the time I told him my mezzo-mezzo feelings about Ang Lee‘s Taking Woodstock, and just now Lang has written and shared his own reactions. With his permission, here they are:

“Just thought I’d let you know that I’ve finally seen the film and thought it was very cool. It stayed away from the problems I had with the Eliot Tiber‘s book and I was really brought back to those days leading up to that magical weekend. Objectivity for me was, of course, out of the question, but there were some terrific performances and I think Ang Lee captured the spirit of those times.”

Lang has written a memoir called The Road to Woodstock (Ecco) that will hit stores on 6.30. I’ll give it a read soon