Inspired by Arlo Guthrie's autobiographical hippie ode. Both funny and poignant incidents blend together in one of the best films about the '60's counterculture!
Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies. (July 10)
Pete Seeger helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. With his deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned from American commercial television for more than 17 years. This first and only authorized biography of Seeger premiered on PBS in 2008.
Arlo Guthrie talks with Tom Brokaw about what he saw as a change of consciousness during the 1960s.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song -- In Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Director Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century. Musicians including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Brice Springsteen, Natalie Maines, and Peter, Paul and Mary appear in this intimate portrait and discuss Seeger s lasting influence on the fabric of American music.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song -- Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artists Pete Seeger.
Never Turning Back: The World of Peggy Lipschutz -- Never Turning Back, The World of Peggy Lipschutz is a 30 minute film celebrating the life and work of 90 year old Peggy Lipschutz. Peggy is an artist, book illustrator, political activist, labor unionist, feminist, pacifist, humanist. She pioneered the chalk-talk a performance art form combining drawing and music before a live audience. This film explores Peggy s unwavering commitment to art, peace, justice and social change. In the1960 s, she began working with various musicians, drawing to songs, with themes of conflict resolution, equality and justice always with a social content. Over the years, Peggy traveled the country, performing with musicians and personalities such as Pete Seeger, Ella Jenkins, Studs Terkel, Win Stracke, Arlo Guthrie, Holly Near and many others. Peggy and her Songs You Can See were part of the struggles of many of Chicago s labor unions; anti-war campaigns; the civil rights movements of the 60's; Harold Washington s Mayoral campaign, and many others. Her illustrations became, for a generation of labor activists, synonymous with the message of labor unity, democracy and struggle. Several people often referred to Peggy as a Chicago institution in the labor movement and the people s movement. The goal of this half hour film is not only to celebrate the life and work of this unique woman but to use Peggy s life-long commitment to art and social change as inspiration for the next generation. We use archival material and existing film footage, conversations with Peggy, as well as contemporary interviews with some of Peggy s colleagues, family and friends. We hope that a new generation of artists and activists will learn and carry on Peggy s important work for peace and justice.
Renowned folk songwriter and singer Arlo Guthrie performs at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Va., and catches up with Art Beat to talk about his father, Woody.
Trailer for Alice's Restaurant.
Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration.
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