Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Phil Ochs : There But For Fortune" is coming to Ottawa

The Ottawa Folk Festival has announced they’ll be presenting a screening of the acclaimed documentary, Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune, on Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 pm, at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street)

I’ve been looking forward to an opportunity to see this film about Phil Ochs, one of the greatest topical singer-songwriters of the 1960s since it first began screening at film festivals and art house cinemas in January. Reviews and word-of-mouth from people I know who have seen it have been totally positive.

Mike Regenstreif and Sonny Ochs  at the 2009 Ottawa Folk Festival.
There will be an after-party down the street at Patty’s Pub (1186 Bank Street) after the screening featuring a sing-along of Phil Ochs songs led by Arthur McGregor and a question-and-answer session with the always-wonderful Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister, and the person I think is most responsible for ensuring Phil’s songs – and his memory – have remained central to the folk music scene over the past 35 years. A ticket stub from the screening is needed to get into the party.

Advance tickets ($15) are available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank Street).

--Mike Regenstreif

1 comment:

  1. Mike, Thanks for alerting us to this movie. It was great. We saw you were sitting with Sonny Ochs. That must have been great.