Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007) The reedy, soaring tremolo; the beaming face and friendly banjo-pickin'; the union-of-mankind sentiments. If you hear the name Pete Seeger and think, Noble folkie protest… 2007-09-14 PG PT93M Documentary The Weinstein Company
Movie Review

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Bob Dylan, ... | Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger at 1963's Newport Folk Festival
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Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger at 1963's Newport Folk Festival
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Details Limited Release: Sep 14, 2007; Rated: PG; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

The reedy, soaring tremolo; the beaming face and friendly banjo-pickin'; the union-of-mankind sentiments. If you hear the name Pete Seeger and think, Noble folkie protest singer (as in, How quaint!), then you must see Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, a stirring, revelatory film, which captures Seeger as the media-age Johnny Appleseed of folk. He turned political passion into pure, rare American beauty. Between clips of the concerts Seeger staged as hootenanny hosannas, the film chronicles how the blacklisted star stuck true to his beliefs — which were more patriotic than those of his accusers. A

Originally posted Nov 07, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints