The world of music documentaries will get slightly larger on Wednesday when Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune makes its U.S. debut at New York City’s IFC Center. The film takes a look at protest singer-songwriter Phil Ochs, who killed himself at the young age of 35 and came to embody 1960s protest music like no other. Sean Penn, Joan Baez, Christopher Hitchens and others offer their perspective of the folk singer in the movie, directed by Ken Bowser.
It won’t be widely released, but be sure to queue this one up when it comes to Netflix if you’re not lucky enough to live in one of the towns below. Ochs is a fascinating figure whose story is not to be missed.
01.05 New York, NY: IFC Center
01.09 Portland, OR: Northwest Film Center
01.14-16, 22-23 Hudson, NY: Time & Space LTD
02.05 Detroit, MI: Detroit Film Theatre
02.08-10 Albuquerque, NM Guild Cinema
02.21, 03.02 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
02.25-03.03 Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center
02.26, 28 Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema Society
03.04-10 Santa Monica, CA: Laemmle Monica 4