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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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Great film about a forgotten genius See more (11 total) »

Cast

 

Joan Baez ... Herself
Jello Biafra ... Himself

Billy Bragg ... Himself
François De Menil ... Himself
Deni Frand ... Herself

Arthur Gorson ... Himself
Tom Hayden ... Himself

Judy Henske ... Herself - Interviewee

Christopher Hitchens ... Himself
Abbie Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)
Jac Holzman ... Himself - Record Executive
Paul Krassner ... Himself
Larry Marks ... Himself
Lincoln Mayorga ... Himself
Jerry Moss ... Himself
Jack Newfield ... Himself (archive footage)
Alice Ochs ... Herself
Meegan Lee Ochs ... Herself (as Meegan Ochs)

Michael Ochs ... Himself - Brother
Phil Ochs ... Himself (archive footage)

Van Dyke Parks ... Himself

Sean Penn ... Himself - Interviewee
Jerry Rubin ... Himself (archive footage)
Ed Sanders ... Himself

Pete Seeger ... Himself
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman ... Himself
Lucian Truscott IV ... Himself
Dave Van Ronk ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Yarrow ... Himself

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 
Ian B. Wile 
 
Art Department
Scott Kawczynski .... art director: graphics
Scott Kawczynski .... titles art direction and 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
Tom Kaufman .... camera operator
Jefferson Miller .... camera operator
Petr Stepanek .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Will Fleisher .... assistant editor
Jesse Gordon .... on-line editor
Katie Hinsen .... digital intermediate editor
Randy Little .... colorist
Stephen Vittoria .... editor: Theatrical Trailer
 
Other crew
Erek Barsczewski .... researcher
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... researcher
Richard Sullivan .... researcher
 

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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 »
Soundtrack:
My Kingdom for a CarSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great film about a forgotten genius, 5 April 2011
Author: nealrob17 from United States

I have missed hearing Phil Ochs for a long, long time. This brought back some of those amazingly political times in which he was so instrumental. No one seemed to have the complete dedication and full on driven voice for us since. He always was there when needed and he always had an intelligent and beautiful voice to say so. He fought for the disenfranchised, the downtrodden, those victimized by the government, both in the U.S. and abroad. This movie captures his unfailing work for those wonderful ideas and people he embraced. The only thing that could have improved this movie was to make it longer and with more of Phil's performances. In the end, it is a tragedy due to his bi-polarity, but thank heaven he was here for some time anyway.

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