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CuriosityStream hits the road with “The Woodstock Bus”

Documentary streaming and on-demand service CuriosityStream is taking a look back at the summer of love and the Volkswagen Microbus that became a symbol of the Woodstock Music and Art ...
July 17, 2019

Documentary streaming and on-demand service CuriosityStream is taking a look back at the summer of love and the Volkswagen Microbus that became a symbol of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair and the ’60s hippie counterculture.

Among the photos of iconic musicians, Woodstock produced an enduring image of a bus covered in psychedelic paint, known as the Woodstock Light Bus, named for the band Light that owned the van.

The Woodstock Bus¬†follows a group of friends on a mission with artist Robert “Dr. Bob” Hieronimus to find and resurrect his most famous work, the now missing but not forgotten van.

“CuriosityStream subscribers get a unique, front seat ride to a world-famous event and cultural turning-point that transcends nostalgia with The Woodstock Bus,” said CuriosityStream president and CEO Clint Stinchcomb in a statement. “The origins of the ‘Light’ bus, its unique stamp on history, and the adventure that led to its resurrection represent the type of storytelling that viewers absolutely love on CuriosityStream.”

The Woodstock Bus is the kind of time machine that brings joy to people’s faces. It takes us back by going on a fast, fun trip forward,” added executive producer John Wesley Chisholm. “Today, we call the hippies and flower children of the Woodstock era Grandma and Grandpa. But the ideas they shared about togetherness, peace, love, and understanding will never grow old.”

The Woodstock Bus is produced by Arcadia Content for CuriosityStream. Chisholm is EP for Arcadia. Rob Burkis EP for CuriosityStream.

The film will be available on CuriosityStream starting Aug. 12 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the official start of the Light Bus’ journey back to Woodstock.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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