December 9, 2022

PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune

Showing: May 25 – 8:00 PM
Title: PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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MEET THE FILMMAKER: Writer/Director Kenneth Bowser will be interviewed by Declan Baldwin after the screening. A revealing biography of a conflicted truth-seeking troubadour who, with his guitar in hand, stood up for what he believed and challenged us all to do the same. Unyielding in his political principles and unbending in his artistic vision, Phil Ochs—though branded a traitor by his critics—was above all a fiercely patriotic American. This is his story.

“An essential portrait of an artist who ought to be far better known. Filmmaker Kenneth Bowser does an admirable job of conveying why Ochs’ music continues to mean so much to his fans. A must-see.” – Simon Vozick-Levinson, Entertainment Weekly

“If you remember the 1960s, you more than likely remember the singer-songwriter who composed hundreds of songs, many of them, as can be heard on the strong and forceful documentary Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune, beautiful and melodic as well as pointedly political.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“A well-constructed and long-overdue tribute [to] perhaps the most gifted ’60s folkie not born Zimmerman.” – Jay Ruttenberg, Time Out New York