Lecture, movie to look at ‘Chile’s Woodstock’ Wednesday

Staff Report

Visiting lecturer Patrick Barr-Melej of Ohio University will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lumpkin Hall.

The talk is co-sponsored by the departments of history and political science, the Humanities Center and Latin American Studies.

Barr-Melej’s recent monograph on Psychedelic Chile is about “Chile’s Woodstock,” which is the landmark Piedra Roja music festival from 1970.

The presentation leads up to a showing of retired biological sciences professor Gary Fritz’s film Piedra Roja, Chile’s Woodstock on Wednesday. Fritz combined 1970s footage of the festival with interviews of participants to create the film.

It was chosen over one submitted by director Martin Scorsese to open the In-Edit International Film Festival in Santiago, Chile. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

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