|Alice's Restaurant 1969 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia(2) Quinn, James Broderick, Michael McClanathan, Geoff Outlaw, Tina Chen, M. Emmet Walsh, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Kathleen Dabney, William Obanhein, Seth Allen, Monroe Arnold, Joseph Boley, Sylvia Davis
Based on Arlo Guthrie's satirical song about life in the mid-1960s, this film marks Guthrie's film debut. He plays the hero of the song whose good deed of taking Alice's (Patricia Quinn) trash to the dump comes back to haunt–and save–him when he is about to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Arthur Penn received an Oscar nomination for Best Director.
|The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack 2000 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Aiyana Elliott
Cast: Jack Elliott, D.A. Pennebaker, Kris Kristofferson, Alan Lomax, Odetta, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, June Shelley, Dave Van Ronk, Harold Leventhal, Victor Maymudes
Ramblin' Jack Elliott formed the link between Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and all those in between. In the process, he kept American folk music alive. This is a very entertaining and informative documentary that will be enjoyed by music lovers of all ages.
|Renaldo and Clara 1978 R, 122 min.|
Director: Bob Dylan
Cast: Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, Sam Shepard, Ronee Blakely, Ronnie Hawkins, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Harry Dean Stanton, Arlo Guthrie, Roberta Flack, Jack Elliott, Bob Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Mel Howard, David Mansfield
A 1975 concert tour serves as the backdrop for this fictional account of the "Rolling Thunder Review." Renaldo (Bob Dylan) is a guitarist, and his companion is Clara (Sara Dylan). The story includes documentary footage that includes Ruben "Hurricane" Carter and his struggles.
|Roadside Prophets 1992 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Abbe Wool
Cast: John Doe, David Anthony Marshall, Adam Horovitz, Arlo Guthrie, David Carradine, John Cusack, Timothy Leary, Biff Yeager, JD Cullum, Ebbe Roe Smith, Aaron Lustig, Judyth Thurman, Erica Rogers
Misfit bikers Joe Mosely (John Doe) and Sam (Adam Horovitz) meet and ride together during Joe's quest to fulfill a biker friend's last request and scatter the dead man's ashes in the remote town of Eldorado, Nevada. Along the desert road, they meet a variety of characters, some of whom are featured in cameos–including Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, David Carradine, and John Cusack.
|Woodstock 1970 R, 228 min.|
Director: Michael Wadleigh
Cast: Joan Baez, Joe Crocker, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby,Stills&Nash, The Who, Arlo Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sha-Na-Na, John Sebastian
This documentary of the 1969 four-day-long rock concert won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Featured performers are Joan Baez; Sly and the Family Sloan; Joe Crocker; Jefferson Airplane; and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Martin Scorsese was an Assistant Director and editor of this film, which was rereleased in 1994 with about 40 minutes added. This is the one to see (at about 228 min.).
|1. Alice's Restaurant (1969)|
2. The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)
3. Renaldo and Clara (1978)
4. Roadside Prophets (1992)
5. Woodstock (1970)
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