As our country continues to embroil itself in foreign wars and pins its hopes on a new leader's promise for change, Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune is a timely and relevant tribute to an unlikely American hero. Over the course of a meteoric music career that spanned two turbulent decades, Phil Ochs sought the bright lights of fame and social justice in equal measure - a contradiction that eventually tore him apart. From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arch of Ochs' life paralleled that of the times, and the anger, satire and righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to dark despair. In this brilliantly constructed film, interview and performance footage of Ochs is illuminated by the ruminations of Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens, Ed Sanders, and others.
The Trials Of Henry Kissinger movie trailer - starring Christopher Hitchens, William Safire, Alexander Haig, Gen. Brent Scowcroft, Seymour Hersch, Brian Cox. Directed by Eugene Jarecki. Genre: Documentary
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The Trials of Henry Kissinger -- A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- First 3 minutes of the film.
The Trials of Henry Kissinger -- The Trials of Henry Kissinger explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in U.S. history.
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- 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.
The Trials Of Henry Kissinger movie trailer - starring Christopher Hitchens, William Safire, Alexander Haig, Gen. Brent Scowcroft, Seymour Hersch. Genre: Documentary
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is a tribute to an unlikely American hero whose music is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. Phil Ochs was moved by the conviction that he and his music would change the world. Unyielding in his political principals and unbending in his artistic vision, Ochs tirelessly fought for peace and justice throughout his short life (12/19/1940 - 4/9/1976).
American Masters opens its 26th season with the biography of a conflicted troubadour who, with guitar in hand, stood up for what he believed in and challenged us all to do the same. Three-time Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kenneth Bowser examines one of America's most iconic folk music heroes in Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune, premiering nationally Monday, January 23 at 10 pm (check local listings).
An interview with Sean Penn for Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune.
As the country continues to engage in foreign wars, PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE is a timely tribute to an unlikely American hero whose music is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. Ochs, a folk singing legend, was moved by the conviction that he and his music would change the world. He loved his country and fought to honor it, in both song and action. Wielding only a battered guitar, a clear voice and the quiver of his razor sharp songs, he tirelessly fought the good fight for peace and justice throughout his short life. PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE is buoyed by these anthems and melodies from humorous to haunting and throughout the film play the role of narrator, giving contextual depth to the unfolding saga of Ochsí complex political and personal life. In the film, Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens, Ed Sanders, and others who knew or were inspired by Ochs tell stories of political passions that were equal parts idealism, conviction and fantasy mixed together with a big ego and often wild disorganization.
Is Henry Kissinger, Nobel Laureate and the most famous diplomat of his generation, also a war criminal? Provoked by the Christopher Hitchens book (The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Verso, 2001), filmmakers Eugene Jarecki and Alex Gibney construct a documentary that is both brilliant legal brief and chilling psycho-drama. Confronting the charges that Kissinger undermined LBJ’s Vietnam peace talks (in order that Nixon be elected), engineered the secret bombing of Cambodia, orchestrated the coup that toppled Chilean President Allende, and approved Indonesia’s use of U.S. arms to massacre 100,000 East Timorese, The Trials of Henry Kissinger explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful men in U.S. history. The Trials of Henry Kissinger also tackles the question of whether principles of international law applied by Americans to their enemies are also applicable to Americans ¾ or whether such laws are only written for the losers of conflicts. The film caused a sensation when it played at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in 2002 and was a national hit in its 2003 theatrical run. Featuring previously unseen footage, newly declassified government documents, and revealing interviews with both ardent Kissinger supporters such as Alexander Haig, Brent Scowcroft and William Safire, and detractors like Seymour Hersh, William Shawcross, and Christopher Hitchens, The Trials of Henry Kissinger is “a movie that informs and fascinates – truly stranger than fiction.” (Newsday)
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A discussion about Christopher Hitchens
Author Christopher Hitchens discusses his memoir 'Hitch-22' and his battle with esophageal cancer
Author Christopher Hitchens
Journalist, columnist and outspoken atheist Christopher Hitchens previews his new memoir.
Guests: rapper/actor Mos Def, author Salman Rushdie, writer Christopher Hitchens, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. HBO's acclaimed series hosted by politically incorrect muse Bill Maher features an opening monologue, 'roundtable' discussions with Maher and a guest forum, segments with other special guests, special taped segments, and Maher's popular 'New Rules' segment.
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A conversation with Bill Maher. A conversation with Christopher Hitchens
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The Latest On The London Bombings With Michael Elliott, International Editor Of Time. Then, A Discussion About The Karl Rove Controversy With Terry Moran Of Abc News And Richard Stevenson Of The New York Times. Also, A Discussion About The Rugby Documentary Murderball With Bronze Medalist Mark Zupan And Co-Directors Dana Adam Shapiro And Henry-Alex Rubin.
Christopher Hitchens Of Vanity Fair, David Rieff Of The New Republic, Harold Hongju Koh Of Yale Law School And Michael Walzer, Editor Of Dissent, Debate The Issue Of Overthrowing Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein. Then, Author Yann Martel Discusses His Booker Prize-Winning Novel, Life Of Pi.
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