First Run Features has picked up Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune, a documentary from Michael Cohl’s S2BN Entertainment.
Kenneth Bowser prodiced and directed the film about the idealistic 1960s folk singer Ochs who became increasigly disillusioned with life.
“Phil Ochs worshiped the idea of America,” Bowser said. “A great idealistic country that was strong enough to admit it mistakes and powerful enough to fix them. The events of his life brought those beliefs into question for him, but the passion and humor of his music continue to inspire many. I’m one of those, that’s why I made the film.”
“The meteoric rise and fall of Ochs’ life mirrored the times in which he lived, but the movement he inspired has not died and his songs still inspire and demonstrate how the music of protest can bring about change,” First Run Features president Seymour Wishman said. “Ken’s deeply affecting film will entertain and move audiences in our still-troubled times.”