Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Folk giant Pete Seeger has been honored so universally for his contribution to protest music, it’s easy to forget the details of his importance. But be careful: Reconsidering his life story could make you feel awfully ineffectual by comparison, even if you have written a song as significant as “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Cutting between archival performance clips and recent interview footage (Seeger is now 88), the action in this biography feels more like a high wire than an arc. Swaddled in one of the 20th century’s greatest songbooks, the film is a new essential for folk enthusiasts and an inspiration to anyone who strives to live beautifully.

Release details

Rated: NR
Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jim Brown