Search results for "Pete Seeger"

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No Direction Home (2005)

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Allen Ginsberg  •  Joan Baez  •  Johnny Cash

Give Me The Banjo (2011) RT Audience 70%

The Banjo Project is a cross-media cultural odyssey: a major television documentary, a live stage/multi-media performance, and a website that chronicle the journey of ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Marc Fields
CAST:  Béla Fleck  •  Dom Flemons  •  Rhiannon Giddens  •  Steve Martin

The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000) RT 94% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2001

With the help of her mother, family, friends, and fellow musicians, Aiyana Elliott reaches for her father, legendary cowboy troubadour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. She explores who ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Aiyana Elliott
CAST:  Jack Elliott  •  Arlo Guthrie  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Pete Seeger

Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place (2007)

Documentary about Charles Olson, exploring his life and the significance of Gloucester, Massachusetts.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Henry Ferrini
CAST:  Ammiel Alcalay  •  Willie Alexander  •  Amiri Baraka  •  Robin Blaser

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2008

Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artists Pete Seeger.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
CAST:  Pete Seeger  •  Joan Baez  •  Johnny Cash  •  Bill Clinton

Festival (1967) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Murray Lerner
CAST:  Horton Barker  •  Fiddler Beers  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Pete Seeger

Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (2002)

The history of the irreverent "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and the content battles it fought with its television network.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Maureen Muldaur
CAST:  Tom Smothers  •  Dick Smothers  •  Rob Reiner  •  Bill Maher

The Winding Stream (2014) RT 100% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2016

The story of the American music dynasty, the Carters and Cashes, and their decades-long influence on popular music.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • History • Music
DIRECTION:  Beth Harrington
CAST:  Johnny Cash  •  June Carter Cash  •  John Carter Cash  •  Rosanne Cash

Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal (2004)

In September of 2004 at the Toronto Film Festival, the Weavers sang together for possibly the last time.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
CAST:  Leon Bibb  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Arlo Guthrie  •  Pete Seeger

Strange Fruit (2002)

In 1937, after seeing a photo depicting the lynching of a black man in the south, Bronx-born high school teacher Abel Meeropol wrote a poem entitled "Strange Fruit" that ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
CAST:  Dorothy Thigpen  •  Milton Gabler  •  Farah Jasmine Griffin  •  Pete Seeger

A Sigh and a Wish: Helen Creighton's Maritimes (2001)

A Sigh and a Wish tells the story of pioneer folklorist Helen Creighton and of the enduring appeal of her remarkable collections of song and story. Creighton helped define ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  Odile Boyd  •  Clary Croft  •  Teresa Doyle  •  Lennie Gallant

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