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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

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Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

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Jim Brown
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Credited cast:
Joan Baez ... Herself
Johnny Cash ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Himself (as President)
Bob Dylan ... Himself
Ronnie Gilbert Ronnie Gilbert ... Herself
Arlo Guthrie ... Himself
Lee Hays Lee Hays ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Hellerman Fred Hellerman ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Leadbelly Leadbelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Natalie Maines ... Herself
Roger McGuinn ... Himself
George Pataki ... Himself
Tom Paxton Tom Paxton ... Himself (Interviewee)
Paul Robeson ... Himself (archive footage)
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Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

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Documentary | Music

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Rated PG for some mild thematic material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,945, 26 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$175,099, 24 November 2007
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Features The Johnny Cash Show (1969) See more »

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This Pete Seeger documentary is excellent in most every way
7 April 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this on "American Masters" and all I've got to say is: What a great documentary on a great man! What a chronicle of Seeger's journey in music and activism from playing and riding with Woody Guthrie to going overseas to getting married to singing first with the Almanacs and then The Weavers to getting blacklisted for his views on the public stage and network television to getting invited on the Smothers Brothers show and being allowed to sing the anti-war song "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" to having annual concerts on saving the Hudson River from pollution to getting various awards late in his life (like the presidential medal from Bill Clinton and the Kennedy Center Honors) to just enjoying life, this is one of the most life-affirming and enjoyable music documentaries I've ever seen. As another one of his songs goes, "To everything turn, turn, turn"...indeed!


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