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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.
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5 January 2011 (USA) See more »
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From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Triumph See more (11 total) »

Cast

 

Salvador Allende ... Himself (archive footage)
Erik Andersen ... Himself (archive footage)

Joan Baez ... Friend / Musician / Activist
Jello Biafra ... Friend / Musician
Dave Blue ... Himself (archive footage)

Billy Bragg ... Musician / Activist
Lola Cohen ... Friend / Activist
François De Menil ... Filmmaker

Bob Dylan ... Friend / Musician
Harald Edelstam ... Swedish Ambassador Chile (archive footage)
Deni Frand ... Friend / Political Organizer
Jim Glover ... Friend / Musician

Arthur Gorson ... Friend / Manager
Tom Hayden ... Friend / Political Activist

Judy Henske ... Friend / Musician

Christopher Hitchens ... Journalist / Author
Abbie Hoffman ... Friend / Political Activist (archive footage)
Jac Holzman ... Founder, Elektra Records
Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself (archive footage)
Erik Jacobsen ... Friend / Musician
Víctor Jara ... Singer / Activist (archive footage)
Lyndon B. Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Krassner ... Friend / Political Activist
Larry Marks ... Producer, A&M Records
Lincoln Mayorga ... Friend / Pianist
Jerry Moss ... Co-Founder, A&M Records
Jack Newfield ... Friend / Journalist (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Alice Ochs ... Wife / Photographer
Meegan Lee Ochs ... Daughter (as Meegan Ochs)

Michael Ochs ... Brother / Personal Manager
Phil Ochs ... Himself (archive footage)
Sonny Ochs ... Sister

Van Dyke Parks ... Friend / Record Producer

Sean Penn ... Actor / Activist

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Rubin ... Friend / Political Activist (archive footage)
Ed Sanders ... Friend / Musician / Activist

Pete Seeger ... Friend / Musician
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman ... Friend / Writer
Lucian Truscott IV ... Friend / Writer
Dave Van Ronk ... Friend / Folksinger (archive footage)

John Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Weintraub ... Friend / Owner The Bitter End
Cora Weiss ... Friend / Political Organizert
Andy Wickham ... Friend / Record Producer

Peter Yarrow ... Friend / Musician

Directed by
Kenneth Bowser 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Bowser 

Produced by
Elliot Abbott .... executive producer
Kenneth Bowser .... producer
Sean Campbell .... post producer
Michael Cohl .... producer
Michael Farrell .... co-producer
Zev Greenfield .... associate producer
Brian MacDonald .... assistant producer
Riva Marker .... associate producer
Brian McDonald .... co-producer
Lizzy McGlynn .... co-producer
Michael Ochs .... producer
Sage Scully .... co-producer
Katie N. Young .... associate producer (as Katie Ehrman)
 
Cinematography by
Jarred Alterman 
Jefferson Miller 
 
Film Editing by
Pamela Scott Arnold 
 
Art Department
Scott Kawczynski .... art director: graphics
Scott Kawczynski .... titles art direction and design
Jeremy Salig .... art director: graphics
Jeremy Salig .... titles art direction and design
Wesley Townsend .... art director: graphics (as Wes Townsend)
Wesley Townsend .... titles art direction and design (as Wes Townsend)
Ian B. Wile .... creative design
 
Sound Department
Paul Rusnak .... sound
Bob Schuck .... sound
Jose Smith .... sound
Tami Stepanek .... sound
Donny Tam .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vinny Aliberto .... additional camera
Jarred Alterman .... camera operator
Nick August-Perna .... camera operator
Emily Bonilla .... additional camera
Jacob Cohl .... camera operator
Zach Driscoll .... additional camera (as Zack Driscoll)
Zev Greenfield .... camera operator
Robert Humphreys .... camera operator
Alexa Ihrt .... gaffer
Tom Kaufman .... camera operator
Brian Lawton .... gaffer
Jefferson Miller .... camera operator
Petr Stepanek .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Vivian Connolly .... additional post-production facilities
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Will Fleisher .... additional editor
Tim Geraghty .... editor: research assembly
Jesse Gordon .... on-line editor
Katie Hinsen .... digital intermediate editor
Jake Keene .... assistant editor
Randy Little .... colorist (as Randy S. Little)
Jeremy Salig .... assistant editor
Dino Sanacory Jr. .... additional post-production facilities (as Dino Sanacory)
Dave Tescon .... additional post-production facilities
Tal Ullman .... additional post-production facilities
Stephen Vittoria .... editor: Theatrical Trailer
Ian B. Wile .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Allison Casey .... audio post-production
Evan Greenspan .... music clearences (as Evan M. Greenspan Inc.)
Kevin Magowan .... music clearences
Joe Mendelson .... audio post-production
Sasha Peterfreund .... audio post-production
Joel Raabe .... audio post-production
Greg Wells .... audio post-production
 
Other crew
Erek Barsczewski .... additional researcher
Caren Bell .... unit publicist
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... additional researcher
Josh Brown .... distribution advisor: Submarine Entertainment
Michael A. Epstein .... production accountant
Olivia Fernandez-Castano .... production assistant
Carrie Gerstein .... legal counsel: S2BN
Marilyn G. Haft .... legal counsel
April Lacerenza .... production assistant
Steve Rath .... production accountant
Andre Rodrigues .... production assistant
Lexi Steigelman .... production coordinator
Marc Stollman .... legal counsel: S2BN
Richard Sullivan .... researcher
Robert Taylor .... production insurance
Nancy B. Wolff .... legal counsel
 
Thanks
Buddy Cohl .... special thanks
Deborah Harry .... special thanks (as Blondie)
Amy Irving .... special thanks
Harold Niman .... special thanks
 

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96 min
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The footage of Phil Ochs singing on TV with John Byner is from the musical series Byner hosted called "Something Else" (1970).See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Triumph, 4 January 2011
Author: dr-orfannkyl from United States

As a 21-year-old, almost no one of my generation knows who Phil Ochs is. With this riveting documentary, hopefully some will learn. Though the film feels a little disjointed in the beginning (though still interesting), after about 20 minutes it hits all cylinders and does not let up. The end of the film is particularly moving.

Informal and intelligent, the documentary casts new light on Ochs, protest singers, and the 60s and 70s as a whole. Regardless of your musical interests, this film is sure to hold you. Further, many of Ochs's songs are exquisite and can be listened to and enjoyed by anyone, regardless of political beliefs.

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