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(Buy Pete Seeger: The Power of Song at Amazon.)

Jim Brown’s stand-up-and-cheer portrait of one of American music’s most inspiring figures would make for welcome viewing no matter the time or season, but it feels especially vital now. A charismatic, determined individual who believed in music’s ability to change the world and make it a more positive place, Seeger found himself the target of a paranoid American government who mistook his genuine patriotism for anti-American rhetoric. Throughout his life, Seeger stayed true to his roots, living in a log cabin that he built with his own hands with his devoted wife Toshi, and performing all over the world to enthusiastic audiences who embraced his vision of a peaceful, hopeful world. Brown collects archival materials, interviews, present day footage, and an electrifying array of live material, to tell the story of Seeger’s incomprehensibly courageous life. Pete Seeger: The Power of Song should be considered mandatory viewing.

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Michael Tully was born and raised in Maryland and now lives on Tennis Court in Brooklyn. His most recent narrative feature, Septien, world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. In addition to directing Cocaine Angel (2006) and Silver Jew (2007), he is also a proud alumni of Filmmaker Magazine's annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" club (2006). Visit his indieWIRE blog Boredom at its Boredest——for more sporadic personal updates.

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