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THE BALLAD OF
USA: Kramer Films
Cast: Lili Taylor (narrator), Edward Albee, Woody Allen, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Judy Collins, Allen Ginsberg, Richie Havens, Roy Haynes, Norman Mailer, Tom Paxton, Tim Robbins Artie Traum, Dave Van Ronk, Peter, Paul & Mary
Director: Karen Kramer
USA: 70 mins
USA Release Date: 22 July 2005
THE BALLAD OF GREENWICH VILLAGE is a 70-minute documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed the face of American culture through their art and politics.
The film portrays important political and social movements that started in Greenwich Village - such as the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, and the Stonewall rebellion that sparked gay liberation.
THE BALLAD OF GREENWICH VILLAGE also interweaves on-camera stories from well-known celebrities who got their start in Greenwich Village.