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The ballad of Ramblin' Jack

Author: Aiyana ElliottPaul MezeyDan PartlandDick DahlJack ElliottAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Fox Lorber CentreStage ; New York, NY : Distributed by Winstar TV & Video, [2001], ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Program   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the life of Ramblin' Jack Elliott who traveled and sang with Woody Guthrie and became a mentor to Bob Dylan. Jack's duaghter Aiyana had originally wanted to document the her father in action and bring his story to light. However, when she hit the road with him, the focus of the story turned from the roving cowboy's life on the road to the daughter's search for a dad who was rarely at home. This film, shot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Documentary films
Biographical films
Biography
Named Person: Jack Elliott; Aiyana Elliott
Material Type: Program, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aiyana Elliott; Paul Mezey; Dan Partland; Dick Dahl; Jack Elliott; Arlo Guthrie; Kris Kristofferson; Pete Seeger; Odetta; Dave Van Ronk; Woody Guthrie; Bob Dylan; David Baum; Susan Littenberg; Lot 47 Films (Firm); Plantain Films (Firm); Crawford Communications, Inc.; Journeyman Pictures (Firm); Fox Lorber CentreStage (Firm); WinStar TV and Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0794200656 9780794200657
OCLC Number: 46979934
Notes: Special features: audio commentary with Ramblin' Jack Elliott; extra audio-only versions of songs not included in the movie; clips from the short film, "Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Texas"; original theatrical trailer; weblinks (requires computer with DVD-ROM drive).
Credits: Camera, Aiyana Elliott ... [et al.] ; editors, David Baum & Susan Littenberg ; narrator, Aiyana Elliott ; music, Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
Cast: Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Dave van Ronk.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, 2000, Special Jury Prize for Artistic Achievement, Documentary (Aiyana Elliott)
Gotham Awards, 2000, Documentary Acheivement Award (Aiyana Elliott)
Independent Spirit Award, 2001, Producers Award (Paul S. Mezey)
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-Rom/Video.
Other Titles: Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Texas.
Responsibility: Lot 47 Films, Plantain Films presents in association with Crawford Communications, Inc. and Journeyman Pictures ; produced by Aiyana Elliott, Paul Mazey, Dan Partland ; written by Aiyana Elliott & Dick Dahl ; directed by Aiyana Elliott.

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Looks at the life of Ramblin' Jack Elliott who traveled and sang with Woody Guthrie and became a mentor to Bob Dylan. Jack's duaghter Aiyana had originally wanted to document the her father in action and bring his story to light. However, when she hit the road with him, the focus of the story turned from the roving cowboy's life on the road to the daughter's search for a dad who was rarely at home. This film, shot over a period of two years, contains performances, interviews and archival material including home movies from the Guthrie family's private collection.

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