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The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack

PG-13| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
"The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" is an extraordinary and remarkably humorous portrait of American folk music legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott. From his unlikely roots as the son of a Jewish doctor in Brooklyn, to his ongoing wanderings as the last of the singing cowboys, Ramblin' Jack has packed so many adventures into his 68 years that he seems more myth than man. He ran away to the rodeo at the age of fifteen, traveled and sang with Woody Guthrie, and became friend and mentor to a young Bob Dylan.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Lot 47 Films

The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)

Release Date: August 18th, 2000|1 hr. 52 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
  • What gives the story added insight - and detracts from it - is the personal quest of the filmmaker who bears the scars of having an itinerant rogue who was never around as a father. show more

  • The beauty of The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack lies in its ability to transform itself into a sad tale of loss, regret and missed opportunities while it also remains a solid documentary about a once-influential artist seeking his place in the sun. show more

  • Hovers intriguingly between homage and revenge. show more

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