I’ve been real down on feature length documentaries made about what feels like every single celebrity from the second half of the 20th Century – especially when they are made by relatives of the subject. (Ochs’ brother Michael is one of the film’s producers.)
Still, this movie is terrific, and not just because I love Phil Ochs’ music. It is a fascinating story about a fascinating man at a fascinating time. It should appeal to people who’ve never heard of Ochs, and maybe don’t even like his music. (Though, how could you not? He was so clever , so heartfelt and had such a lovely voice.)
I plan to write a fuller and more well-thought out review on UGO, so look for it.