Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation

  • Format Feature Documentary
  • Status Completed
  • Genre Historical | Musical
  • Language en
  • Audience Children & Adults
  • Rating G
  • Total Run Time 92 mins
  • Synopsis

    Greenwich Village:  Music that Defined a Generaton is the amazing untold story about the very people whose music helped change the world.

    A feature documentary that combines talking heads with rare archival footage and new live performances to tell a story about a community that created a generation-defining music. Greenwich Village was the birthplace of the singer/songwriter and songs of love and relationships. Between 1961-1973, many musicians in The Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time. As these new singers emerged, Greenwich blossomed as a place that promoted a better future. Their music challenged the status quo by singing about taboo subjects - fighting for civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions. 

    Narrated by Academy Award winner, Susan Sarandon and featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Eric Andersen, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries, the story of The Village unfolds.    

Synopsis

Greenwich Village:  Music that Defined a Generaton is the amazing untold story about the very people whose music helped change the world.

A feature documentary that combines talking heads with rare archival footage and new live performances to tell a story about a community that created a generation-defining music. Greenwich Village was the birthplace of the singer/songwriter and songs of love and relationships. Between 1961-1973, many musicians in The Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time. As these new singers emerged, Greenwich blossomed as a place that promoted a better future. Their music challenged the status quo by singing about taboo subjects - fighting for civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions. 

Narrated by Academy Award winner, Susan Sarandon and featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Eric Andersen, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries, the story of The Village unfolds.    

  • Cast Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon was born in New York City, NY, on October 4, 1946. She got her first break in 1968  with a major role playing Susan Compton, the daughter of ad executive Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick) in Joe(1970). Five years later she played Janet in the cult favourite The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). A career surpassing 100 feature films followed including classics such as Atlantic City (1980) earning her her first Oscar nomination, Bull Durham (1988), Thelma and Louise (1991), Dead Man Walking

  • Director Laura Archibald

    Laura Archibald is the CEO of Red Jasper Films, a film production company focusing on historic and biographically oriented feature films and documentaries. Their eclectic catalogue includes films that cover the history of music in the 60’s, Negro league baseball in the 40’s and the political and social history of Cuba through the eyes of an outsider.

  • Producer Laura Archibald

    Laura Archibald is the CEO of Red Jasper Films, a film production company focusing on historic and biographically oriented feature films and documentaries. Their eclectic catalogue includes films that cover the history of music in the 60’s, Negro league baseball in the 40’s and the political and social history of Cuba through the eyes of an outsider.

  • Executive Producer Joe Cecala

    Known for Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation (2012), Strange Days of ThingThing (2015), Hard Times (2012)

  • Technical
    Sound Mix Stereo
    Color Colour
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Printed Film Format DCP