Though we sometimes lose sight of it, the original purpose of OLV was to inspire others to travel to locations they may not normally visit simply because a movie is filming there. That is precisely what happened to us on Friday afternoon when we took a day trip down to Woodstock, NY in hopes of stumbling upon the set of Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding.
Thanks to a quick Twitter search, we found out the movie was filming at Skate Time 209 in Accord, NY. We drove over to the set and quickly spotted Elizabeth Olsen and The Naked Brother Band’s Nat Wolff filming a scene in a classic Volkswagen Beetle. Nat apparently noticed us too, as we were taking pictures of him from the edge of the parking lot, because he gave us a quick wave out the window! After a few minutes, we followed the car down Route 209 where they set up the vehicle for a driving scene.
See more photos from the set of PLM after the jump!
After the shoot, we headed back into downtown Woodstock and spent the afternoon window shopping before stopping for dinner. We hadn’t been to Woodstock in years and were reminded of what a nice village it is, hippie influences and all. So, what started out as a potential wild goose chase for a movie set, turned into a great afternoon, and proof that the search for a movie location can be just as fun as actually finding one.
One of our readers, Ben, also stopped by the set of Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding on Thursday where most of the cast was filming exterior shots in downtown Woodstock. Ben was lucky enough to see Jane Fonda, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Catherin Keener, Nat Wolff, and Elizabeth Olsen as they were filming in the town square!
The movie is about an uptight New York City couple who send their teenage children to stay with their grandmother in Woodstock for the summer, hence the upstate New York location.
Check out our photos in the first set below and a few of Ben’s in the second.
If you spot Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding in or around Woodstock, let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org!