Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song – A Review

PeteSeegerPowerOfSongDirected By: Jim Brown
Starring: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Noel Stookey
Status: Released

This film is a lovingly put together documentary executive produced by Toshi Seeger in her 85th year, about the life and career of folk icon Pete Seeger. Through interviews rare performance footage and home movies we see the man as everyone knew him as a champion of goodness known for his fierce opposition to the vietnam war and for his handwritten songs that preached peace and happiness.

One thing about Pete Seeger I always found interesting was that he was one of many artists blacklisted during the McCarthy era in America which made it harder for him to get gigs on TV. There is a song he wrote called “Waist Deep In The Big Muddy” which had a refrain that said “The Big Fool Said To Push On” and a lot of critics and people alike thought he was referring to Lyndon B. Johnson, the President of the country at the time. This is definitely a must see if you want to know more about the man behind the music.

Clip: Official Trailer (courtesy: MovieClips):

My Rating: 5/5 Stars


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