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Not Rated In Theaters 01/18/2013 , 121min.
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February 04, 2013
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Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation, at the 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Once upon a time, Joan Baez's father picked me up hitchhiking and asked me to play my guitar. He was the first person I got a ride with that I didn't play guitar for. Laura Archibald, a woman f

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
Director Laura Archibald's approach is fatally safe, often turning poets into self-congratulatory windbags. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
A most enjoyable flashback. Laura Archibald's documentary about Ground Zero for the 1960s folk explosion -- and its enormous influence on the shape of rock music to come -- isn't assembled in a particularly distinctive manner, but the materials and voices culled offer more than enough reward in themselves. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
A history lesson that holds some pleasures even for those who know its material by heart. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Perhaps the most fascinating vintage footage...depicts what happened in 1961 when the city sent police into Washington Square Park to stop the longtime Sunday practice of singing without a required permit. Full Review
Stephen Holden
The New York Times
Evokes the flavor of the era just before the music business exploded into a mass-market juggernaut. The film's pleasures are the same ones offered by a sprawling, lavishly illustrated magazine spread. Full Review

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