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The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)

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 he is and how... See full summary »

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Aiyana Elliott

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5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Elliott ... Himself (as Ramblin' Jack Elliott)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gil Gross Gil Gross ... Himself
Arlo Guthrie ... Himself
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Harold Leventhal Harold Leventhal ... Himself
Alan Lomax Alan Lomax ... Himself
Victor Maymudes Victor Maymudes ... Himself
Odetta Odetta ... Herself
D.A. Pennebaker ... Himself
Pete Seeger ... Himself
June Shelley June Shelley ... Herself
Dave Van Ronk Dave Van Ronk ... Himself
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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 he is and how he got there, working back and forth between archival and contemporary footage. Born in 1932 in Brooklyn, busking through the South and West in the early 50s, a year with Woody Guthrie, six years flatpicking in Europe, a triumphant return to Greenwich Village in the early 60s, mentoring Bob Dylan, then life on the road, from gig to gig, singing and telling stories. A Grammy and the National Medal of Arts await Jack near the end of a long trail. What will Aiyana find for herself? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A daughter travels down the road of the father's legend See more »


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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,776, 20 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$221,893, 3 June 2001
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Stereo

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Color
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Rambling Jack Elliot
8 April 2006 | by ssim766687See all my reviews

I eagerly started to read the review of Sumland from San Francisco regarding this film and was was turned off two thirds of the way by his biased rambling and criticisms of Elliot's daughter Aiyana...Sumland seems to think women should just "put up and shut up" regarding the actions of emotionally immature fathers and husbands who may be charming performer and musicans but lousy family members...Women don't have enough assertiveness , ego, and self esteem to begin with regarding relationships, they are expected to carry all the responsibility for relationships and then are blamed when they fail...Hooray for Aiyana for her candor , honesty, maturity and sensitivity regarding her father...Too bad people like Sumland cant handle the truth and would rather have women sugarcoat the reality of their experiences that excuses poor parenting and spousal behavior...."If women all told the truth of their experiences, the world would split open"...Audra Lourde


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