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Author Kramer, Karen (Karen Susan)

Title Ballad of Greenwich Village / by Karen Kramer and narrated by Lili Taylor
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, [2007]
copyright 2005
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (71 min.)
Summary The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion. This unique history includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Interweaves past and present, with 16mm footage, archival photographs, Hollywood movies, cartoons, informative interviews and scenes of contemporary village life. Accompanied by a lively soundtrack that ranges from ragtime to bebop to folk music, the film celebrates what was America's first bohemia
Notes Originally produced in 2005 by Karen Kramer/Erzulie Films
Previously published as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences
Notes English
Subject Counterculture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Subculture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Civilization.
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Other Titles The ballad of Greenwich Village : culture and counter-culture
Culture and counter-culture