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Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune ()


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From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this biographical documentary, veteran director Kenneth... See more »

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Lola Cohen ...
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François De Menil ...
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Harald Edelstam ...
Swedish Ambassador Chile (archiveFootage)
Deni Frand ...
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Jim Glover ...
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Jac Holzman ...
Founder, Elektra Records
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Self (archiveFootage)
Erik Jacobsen ...
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Self (archiveFootage) (as Lyndon Johnson)
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Self (archiveFootage)
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Larry Marks ...
Producer, A&M Records
Lincoln Mayorga ...
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Co-Founder, A&M Records
Jack Newfield ...
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Self (archiveFootage)
Alice Ochs ...
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Meegan Lee Ochs ...
Daughter (as Meegan Ochs)
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Self (archiveFootage)
Sonny Ochs ...
Sister
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Self (archiveFootage)
Jerry Rubin ...
Friend / Political Activist (archiveFootage)
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Dave Van Ronk ...
Friend / Folksinger (archiveFootage)
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Self (archiveFootage)
Fred Weintraub ...
Friend / Owner The Bitter End
Cora Weiss ...
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Andy Wickham ...
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Directed by

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Kenneth Bowser

Written by

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Kenneth Bowser ... ()

Produced by

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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)

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Jarred Alterman
Jefferson Miller

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Pamela Scott Arnold

Editorial Department

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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

Art Department

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Scott Kawczynski ... art director: graphics / titles art direction and design
Jeremy Salig ... art director: graphics / titles art direction and design
Wesley Townsend ... art director: graphics (as Wes Townsend) / titles art direction and design (as Wes Townsend)
Ian B. Wile ... creative design

Sound Department

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Paul Rusnak ... sound
Bob Schuck ... sound
Jose Smith ... sound
Tami Stepanek ... sound
Donny Tam ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

Music Department

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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

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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 Haft ... legal counsel (as Marilyn G. Haft)
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

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Buddy Cohl ... special thanks
Debbie Harry ... special thanks (as Blondie)
Amy Irving ... special thanks
Doug Loranger ... additional thanks
Harold Niman ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical 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 music and his fascinating life story and eventual decline into depression and suicide were intertwined with the history-making events that defined a generation. Even as his contemporaries moved into folk-rock and pop music, Phil followed his own vision, challenging himself and his listeners. Not one to pull punches, Ochs never achieved the commercial success he desperately desired. But his music remains relevant, reaching new audiences in a generation that finds his themes all too familiar. Written by Anonymous

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  • 96 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $18,211, 09 Jan 2011

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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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