This fascinating portrait of Ramblin' Jack Elliott directed by his daughter, Aiyana Elliott, weaves live performances, archival footage, and contemporary interviews, resulting in a film that takes us beyond then legend and into the psyche of the man.
Part two of the draft board adventure as Arlo (Guthrie) is sent to Group W, where M. Emmet Walsh is the officer in charge, from Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Pete Seeger is visiting hospitalized Woody Guthrie (played by Joseph Noble) this time, performing Pastures of Plenty and The Car Song, when son Arlo drops by, in Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Arlo (Guthrie), back in New York on a gig, meets teenage groupie Reenie (Shelley Plimpton) who takes him home, but he doesn't want to catch her cold, in a touching scene from Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
A bundled Joni Mitchell performs Songs to Aging Children at the snowy funeral for Shelly, with Alice (Pat Quinn), Ray (James Broderick) and friends attending in Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Arlo Guthrie (playing himself) visits his dying folksinger father Woody (played by Joseph Boley) and mother Marjorie (Sylvia Davis) in a New York hospital in Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Ray (James Broderick) and Alice (Pat Quinn) wait as the church they've bought is deconsecrated, and pal Arlo (Guthrie) arrives, in Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Arlo (Guthrie) pulls out, Ray (James Broderick) says goodbye, and Alice (Pat Quinn) in her wedding dress is seen in Arthur Penn's famous closing shot by cinematographer Michael Nebbia, in Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Arlo (Guthrie) visits Whitehall Street and the draft board, in director Arthur Penn's comic expression of the scenes from the famous song, from Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Arlo (Guthrie) gets money for Ray (James Broderick) and Shelly (Matthew McClanathan) from club owner Ruth (Eulalie Noble), who then solicits Arlo, who splits in his microbus in Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Pete Seeger helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. With his deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned from American commercial television for more than 17 years. This first and only authorized biography of Seeger premiered on PBS in 2008.
Noseland -- Noseland is a humorous ode to the world of classical music and some of its star musicians. Although it is a feature length documentary, it crosses genres into fiction and comedy.
The world famous violinist with a nose fetish, Julian Rachlin, takes over the town of Dubrovnik, Croatia, every year to bring together some of the world's greatest musicians, actors and composers and create a unique two week long classical music festival. His oldest friend, the violinist, composer and wanna-be filmmaker Aleksey Igudesman offers to make a documentary film that will take an 'inside look' at this fairytale festival but things seem to go wrong pretty much from the start.
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.
In Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Director Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century. Musicians including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Brice Springsteen, Natalie Maines, and Peter, Paul and Mary appear in this intimate portrait and discuss Seeger s lasting influence on the fabric of American music.
Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist Pete Seeger.
Strange Fruit explores the tribulations of William Boyals, a successful New York lawyer and gay African-American who comes home to the life from which he escaped to investigate the lynching of his also-gay childhood friend, Kelvin. Amidst the sultry beauty of the bayou, William is forced to wade through a bog of conspiracy involving an insidious network of local law and a dangerously entrenched subculture.
From his unlikely roots as the son of a Brooklyn doctor, to his ongoing ramblings as the last of the singing cowboys, Ramblin' Jack has packed so many adventures into his life that he seems more myth than man. After running away to join the rodeo at fifteen, he traveled and sang with Woody Guthrie and became friends and mentored Bob Dylan. His music helped ignite a folk revolution and has influenced some of the most popular musicians and performers of our day. Jack's daughter Aiyana wanted to capture the great rambler in action and bring his story to light. But when she hit the road with him the focus of the story shifted from the roving cowboy's life on the road to the search for a father who was rarely at home. Shot over the course of two years, the film skillfully weaves stellar performances, contemporary verite, candid interviews and a wealth of archival material, resulting in a film that takes us beyond the legend and into the psyche of the man.
Ends 12/31/15. This two-part special on the environment features a collection of kids' songs, activism, and heartfelt tips for protecting the planet. Kids and scientists explore subjects ranging from endangered animals to climate change, and more. A co-presentation with the American Museum of Natural History, the special is a call from kids to kids to help take care of the environment.
Folk Singer Pete Seeger talks with Stephen about his new albums "A More Perfect Union" and "Pete Remembers Woody."
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