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Friday, 14 October 2011

Greenwich Village: Interview with filmmaker Laura Archibald on her new film

Official Trailer – Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Generation

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy Sainte-Marie to Bob Dylan – challenged the status quo by singing about civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions.

Their music was heard. Their message universal. Their outcome revolutionary.

Yet there has never been an in-depth film — with over 20 interviews, rare archival footage, and new performances — made about the militant Greenwich Village music scene that so deeply and irreversibly changed the political, social and cultural landscape. Until now.

In the soon-to-be-released documentary Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Generation, Canadian filmmaker Laura Archibald sheds light on the music scene of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in the ’60s and early ’70s, highlighting numerous legendary singer-songwriters who collectively became the voice of a generation, including everyone from Pete Seeger to Judy Collins to Kris Kristofferson.


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Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation from Greenwich on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Karen Murtaugh said...

Got to get a DVD of this... it looks absolutely great. Ah the memories...

robbo said...

Please, somebody let me know when the film becomes available to buy.

LindaB said...

Absolutely have to have this! A piece of history for my children and grandchildren and wonderful memories for myself.

Anonymous said...

that was really a long time ago!! I think it looks great--want to see this film..

Don Joseph said...

I would love to have this when it becomes available as I was part of that time and place...

Anonymous said...

Please release this on DVD as soon as possible .Greenwich Village was this magical place that we young and occassionally naive young British rebels read about,talked about and heard about and we wanted so much to be part of it .Most of us didn't but The Village still holds a very special place in our hearts and reminds us of an age when our enemies were more clearly defined and our group actions appeared to have some effect on the system . I was a vey special time -no matter what the cynics may say .

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