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Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,701Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $113,481 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $113,481
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Between 1961-1973, many musicians in The Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time. As these new singers emerged, Greenwich blossomed as a place that promoted a better future. Their music challenged the status quo by singing about taboo subjects - fighting for civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions. Their views, which were controversial at the time, weren't always greeted with open arms. On Sunday April 9, 1961, over 500 young musicians gathered in Greenwich Village's Washington Square to sing folk songs to promote peace and harmony. This act of passive protest resulted in riot squads attacking singers and civilians alike with billy clubs, leading to several arrests. The incident became known around the world as the Washington Square Folk Riot and was cited as the first 'freedom of speech' revolt. It also made Greenwich Village a beacon of hope for an entire generation. And this is just one of the important stories which make up the vibrant history of The Village music scene.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
71% - Fresh
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 18th, 2013 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: November 12th, 2013 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Folk Music, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Solomon's Signature Productions
Production Countries: Canada


Pete Seeger    Himself
Lucy Simon    Herself
Carly Simon    Herself
Tom Chapin    Himself
Michelle Phillips    Herself
John Sebastian    Himself
Don McLean    Himself
Peter Yarrow    Himself
Arlo Guthrie    Himself
Kris Kristofferson    Himself
Judy Collins    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Laura Archibald
Screenwriter    Rob Lindsay
Screenwriter    Kevin Wallis
Producer    Laura Archibald
Executive Producer    Joe Cecala
Producer    Nicolas Kleiman
Producer    Rob Lindsay
Producer    Kevin Wallis
Cinematographer    Pete Howell
Senior Editor    Nicolas Kleiman
Editor    Rob Lindsay
Editor    Kevin Wallis

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/01/18 56 $5,530   1 $5,530   $5,530 3
2013/01/25 74 $1,821 -67% 1 $1,821   $10,940 10
2013/03/08 85 $5,842   1 $5,842   $18,019 52
2013/03/22 108 $974   2 $487   $20,993 66
2013/03/29 115 $523 -46% 1 $523   $22,312 73
2013/05/10 109 $85   1 $85   $22,560 115
2013/05/31 79 $477   2 $239   $23,126 136

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