Playing June 26 - 28, 2011
Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Dir. Kenneth Bowser US 2011
This engrossing documentary is a timely and relevant tribute to an unlikely American hero. Folksinger Phil Ochs shot to fame in the early 1960’s during the height of the folk and anti-war movement with lyrics ripped straight from the daily news. During his meteoric music career, Ochs sought fame and social justice in equal measure - a contradiction that eventually tore him apart. From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arch of his life paralleled that of the times. Meanwhile, the anger, satire and righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to dark despair, and ultimately, to suicide. In this brilliantly constructed film, interview and performance footage of Ochs is combined with interviews with Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens, Ed Sanders, and others. Coming at a time when our country continues to embroil itself in foreign wars, the film is an important exploration of Ochs’ lasting legacy in both music and politics. (96m)
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Mon & Tues: 7:15, 9:20
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