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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 ... Self
Johnny Cash ... Self (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Self (as President)
Bob Dylan ... Self
Ronnie Gilbert Ronnie Gilbert ... Self
Arlo Guthrie ... Self
Lee Hays Lee Hays ... Self (archive footage)
Fred Hellerman Fred Hellerman ... Self (archive footage)
Martin Luther King ... Self (archive footage)
Leadbelly Leadbelly ... Self (archive footage)
Natalie Maines ... Self
Roger McGuinn ... Self
George Pataki ... Self
Tom Paxton Tom Paxton ... Self (Interviewee)
Paul Robeson ... Self (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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Taglines:

Musician. Patriot. Activist. Environmentalist. Blacklisted. Legend.

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic material | See all certifications »
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A True Life Affirming Movie
13 December 2007 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

Even if you consider yourself not the greatest maven of (sic)"folk music", Pete Seeger:The Power Of Song' is a must see. We find the multi layered Mr. Seeger the perfect subject of this, or any other documentary of it's kind. We delve into the young Seeger, and what turned him onto the wide world of American roots music,and how he's become one of the last great folk troubadours (after Woody Guthrie,whom he lived & worked with in the late 1930's). Jim Brown's film features a treasure trove of concert footage, including some rarely seen footage with his most famed group, The Weavers (the only group to have been blacklisted under the H.U.A.C.). The screening I attended had some audience members who had seen Seeger several times, and was familiar with the songs (I heard some of the audience singing along with the songs in the film,and wasn't even inclined to silence them). This is a film that is well worth seeking out by fans of old school folk music, political activists & environmentalists. See this movie!


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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, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$88,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,312
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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