Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Phil Ochs
Director: Kenneth Bowser Cast: Phil Ochs
Phil Ochs
, Tom Hayden
Tom Hayden
, Joan Baez
Joan Baez
Kenneth Bowser

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Documentary filmmaker Kenneth Bowser profiles American folk singer Phil Ochs, who rose to fame in the 1960s and whose hopeful, incisive ballads were written to inspire positive change in an era of profound social turbulence. Equally critical of the left and the right -- not to mention the politically apathetic -- Ochs penned countless songs and released seven albums, ultimately growing a sizable following thanks to his positive message and talent for songwriting. In 1976, following the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, and in the wake of the tragedy at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Ochs was so overcome with hopelessness that he turned to alcohol and ultimately committed suicide. He was just 35 years old. Though the FBI would later admit to singling Ochs out as a traitor for questioning American policy during wartime, this film aims to offer a comprehensive overview of a deeply complex artist through archival footage and interviews with such outspoken fans as Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Sean Penn.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/2011
UPC: 0720229914741
Original Release: 2010
Source: First Run Features
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 35,363

Special Features

Photo gallery ; Director biography

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phil Ochs Actor
Tom Hayden Participant
Joan Baez Participant
Pete Seeger Participant
Peter Yarrow Participant
Sean Penn Participant
Christopher Hitchens Participant
Ed Sanders Participant
Billy Bragg Participant

Technical Credits
Kenneth Bowser Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Elliot Abbott Executive Producer
Jarred Alterman Cinematographer
Pamela Scott Arnold Editor
Nick August-Perna Cinematographer
Sean Campbell Producer
Michael Cohl Producer
Jacob Cohl Cinematographer
Katie Ehrman Associate Producer
Michael Farrell Co-producer
Zev Greenfield Associate Producer,Cinematographer
Tom Kaufman Cinematographer
Brian MacDonald Co-producer
Riva Marker Associate Producer
Lizzy McGlynn Co-producer
Jefferson Miller Cinematographer
Michael Ochs Producer
Robert Humphreys Cinematographer
Sage Scully Co-producer
Trevor Smith Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
1. New York City [11:42]
2. Politics and Music [8:53]
3. Turbulent Times [9:32]
4. I Aint Marching Anymore [7:35]
5. Escape to California [10:34]
6. Disillusionment [10:20]
7. Rehearsals for Retirement [8:14]
8. Manic Depression [11:44]
9. The War Is Over [13:35]
10. End Credits [4:55]

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