The Ballad of Greenwich Village
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The Ballad of Greenwich Village
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You'd think a place renowned for its avant-gardism and its radical chic would receive a less by-the-numbers treatment."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Some revealing historical facts are scattered through Karen Kramer's documentary about Greenwich Village. Most of the film, however, is devoted to sound bites from celebrities who used to live or hang out there."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Those most interested in seeing it -- New Yorkers themselves -- will probably be left wanting a bit more."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Director Karen Kramer, whose labor of love this clearly is, has assembled some remarkable footage."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"[A] sometimes entertaining and illuminating, but more often superficial, labor of love."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"If you've ever harbored a secret wish to jump on one of those Big Apple buses or join a local walking tour, you'll find what you're looking for here."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The Ballad of Greenwich Village is a safe movie about a renegade place."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
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