Sunday, 20 March 2011

Phil Ochs in the News: There But for Fortune Documentary Film Reviews

Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune review
Washington Post
By Michael O'Sullivan A dark shadow hangs over Kenneth Bowser's documentary portrait "Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune." It isn't the 1976 suicide of the ...

Phil Ochs: 'Gone' not forgotten
Boston Herald
By James Verniere The biographical documentary “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune” opens today at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and begins with the ...

Phil Ochs' daughter on 'There But for Fortune'
San Francisco Chronicle
Meegan Lee Ochs with a photo of her and dad Phil Ochs on one of his albums. Among the folk and protest singers who populated Greenwich Village a generation ...

Art House Beat: Phil Ochs Finally Gets His Own Movie, and It's a Pretty Good One
Seattle Post Globe
Now, thirty-five years after his death, Ochs is finally the star of his own movie and the supporting cast, which includes Ed Sanders, Van Dyke Parks, Joan Baez, Judy Henske, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Paul Krassner, Dave Van Ronk, Pete Seeger, and Peter Yarrow, is flawless.

The highs and lows of a defiant folk singer
Boston Globe
Phil Ochs performing during a Vietnam moratorium demonstration outside the ... (Michael Ochs) By Ty Burr The short, triumphant, tragic career of Phil Ochs ...

Phil Ochs: Why Neil Young, Ben Barnett & other great musicians love him (& why you should see his doc at NWFF!)
Three Imaginary Girls
Ochs isn't for your parents: He's for you, just like Tim Buckley, or The Clash, or Dylan, or Crass, or The Mekons, or Parenthetical Girls, or The Slits, or whatever great folk-swooning-cum-punk-spirited muse-filled anti-authoritarian artist juiced you up when you first fell in love with rock as rebellion, Ochs had more in common with John Belushi's Bluto smashing the acoustic guitar against the wall of a frat house in Animal House than the preppie playing it to impress someone with a corny 50s folk song.

Film Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Berkeley Daily Planet
Phil Ochs during a Vietnam moratorium demonstration outside the UN Building in New York in 1967. There but for Fortune, a loving tribute to the remarkable career of political activist and balladeer Phil Ochs, is the film my generation has been waiting ...

Film Review — “Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune” - Mar 16
Beyond Chron
16‚ 2011 Political folk singer Phil Ochs could be called a leftist John Wayne whose topical songs nurtured American political culture's better angels. The story of Ochs' musical career and his tragically brief life are recounted in Kenneth Bowser's ...

New doc exposes the bleeding heart of Phil Ochs
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Goldie Hawn on "Laugh-In," ..., you probably would not flash on the name of Phil Ochs until around 65 or so. Which is sad, considering that the life of Ochs "" as pointed out in the new documentary "Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune" "" is, in microcosm ...

Phil Ochs doc, animated alien 'Paul,' Ann Arbor Film Fest, and more at the ...
Over the course of a meteoric music career that spanned two turbulent decades, folk singer Phil Ochs rose to fame at the height of the 1960s protest movements; fiercely devoted to championing peace and social justice, his incisive lyrics and resonant ...

Pick of the Day: Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune at Belcourt ...
Nashville Scene
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune Where: The BelcourtWhen: March 15-17 Too prickly and ironic a truth-teller to be fully embraced by the same wide...

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune | Movies | Metro Newspapers
Metro Active
The latest information on new movies, including reviews and showtimes, as well as a listing of theaters throughout the South Bay Area.

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune | Film Reviews & Movie Showtimes
Phil Ochs documentary covers all the bases. By Richard von Busack. The long- awaited documentary Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune leaves nothing to be ...

Review: A thoughtful 'Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune'
San Jose Mercury News
By Kenneth Turan The short and tragic life of Phil Ochs is as involving as the music he wrote and played, and that is saying a great deal. If you remember the 1960s, you more than likely remember the singer-songwriter who composed hundreds of songs, ...

Phil Ochs on television
Hartford Advocate
By Ann Lewinson The documentary Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune, which opens tonight at Real Art Ways with a post-screening discussion with Phil's sister Sonny, may leave you with the impression that director Kenneth Bowser didn't have much footage to ...

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2010)
Culture Vulture
"Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune," is a perceptive and moving documentary film about the iconic folk music hero and political protester of the 1960s. The film is a "must see" for those who lived through the turbulent 1960s and those who today question our country's continuing engagement in foreign wars.

1 comment:

Susie Davidson Journalist Boston Mass. said...

Besides my piece in the Forward, I have another one in this week's Jewish Advocate (Boston/New England). The JA doesn't archive their articles online so this is on my own site: