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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