Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune

Release January 5, 2011 (Limited)
Cast Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Christopher Hitchens, Phil Ochs
Director Kenneth Bowser
Writer Kenneth Bowser
Genres Documentary
Studio First Run Features
Length 96 mins.
Website PhilOchsTheMovie.com/index.html

Synopsis

From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the scandals of Watergate, protest singer Phil Ochs wrote songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this biographical documentary, veteran director Kenneth Bowser shows how Phil's fascinating life story and music were intertwined with the history-making events that defined a generation. Even as his contemporaries moved into folk-rock and pop music, Phil followed his own vision, challenging himself and his listeners. Not one to pull punches, Ochs never achieved commercial success de desperately desired. But his music remains relevant, reaching new audiences in a generation that finds his themes all too familiar.

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