FDL Movie Night: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

By: Monday January 3, 2011 5:00 pm

Set against the backdrop of the 1960s through the end of the Vietnam War, Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune traces the life and music of singer songwriter Phil Ochs, who committed suicide in 1976. Ochs was a driven artist and activist who sense of social justice was at times in conflict with his desire for recognition, a tragic American hero with a history of bipolar disorder whose life and work was deeply enmeshed with the cultural and political tapestry of his time.

 

FDL Movie Night – Chat With RFK Historian Thurston Clarke About History Channel’s Kennedy Smearfest

By: Monday April 5, 2010 5:00 pm

Thurston Clarke, author of The Last Campaign: Robert F Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America and FDL Book Salon guest, contributed to a Brave New Films campaign to ask The History Channel to re-think its decision to purchase right-winger Joel Surnow’s “bio-pic” miniseries The Kennedys. Mr Clarke has been kind enough to chat for [...]

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