Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
There are documentaries, "rockumentaries," and docudramas. Free however, is a unique mixed "rockumentary" and docudrama. The rock festival filmed took place in 1970 on Randall's Island in the New York City area, and includes performances by (among others) Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf and Van Morrison. However, the 1970 festival was also the scene of a tremendous power struggle over box-office receipts which resulted in the festival never being held again. The docudrama portion of the film re-enacts the story of that conflict.
concert, conflict, money, rock-star