History will remember Pete Seeger the folk singer, but director Jim Brown’s inspiring documentary argues that music was one of his lesser accomplishments. The film’s power is in showing how this eighty-
something man has put folk music’s spirit of social conscience into practice in his daily life: defying the McCarthy witch hunt, living in a green-friendly cabin built with his own hands, and fighting for polluted waterways when most guys his age are pondering the early-bird dinner specials.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
Genius Home Video
Out August 5