THOMASVILLE — Covey Film Festival will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock music festival with a special pop-up event this Friday, August 16, at 6 p.m. in the Wagner Room of SASS, the Sweet and Savory Sisters restaurant.

Covey will screen the director’s cut of the original 24-hour film of the festival showing many of the key performers who made rock history.

Roger Ebert noted, “Few documentaries have captured a time and place more completely, poignantly and for that matter, entertainingly. It has a lot of music in it, photographed with startling intimacy with the performers, but it’s not simply a music movie. It’s a documentary about the society that formed itself briefly at Woodstock before moving on.”

The film shows performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Country Joe and the Fish, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens and others.

There will be performers playing prior to the film, '60s trinkets, food, and costume contest for those wearing their hippie regalia.

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door for entry, food and favors. There will be a cash bar for wine and beer.

All proceeds go to support the Thomasville Community Resource Center’s programs for the community’s children through after school, summer and in-home programs.

SASS is located at 420 W. Jackson St., at the historic train depot near downtown Thomasville. For more information, go to

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