Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

There But For Fortune is a timely and relevant tribute to an unlikely American hero. Over the course of a meteoric music career that spanned two turbulent decades, Phil Ochs sought the bright lights of fame and social justice in equal measure — a contradiction that eventually tore him apart. From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, Ochs' life paralleled that of the times: the anger, satire and righteous indignation driving his music also drove him to dark despair. More than a biopic, the film is a brief, brisk, brilliant history of social turmoil in America in the '60s.

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