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Frank Hamilton: From Woody Guthrie to We Shall Overcome

Frank Hamilton, the prolific folk singer, musician, teacher and co-founder of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music is a legend in his own time.

A group of professional filmmakers have produced a documentary about Frank and his influence on music, culture and his times. He and Pete Seeger played together frequently and Frank became Pete's replacement in The Weavers. His students include Linda Ronstadt, Don McLean, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Odetta, and Pete Seeger.
Frank is now 88 years old and is the last remaining copyright on "We Shall Overcome".

  • Elly Yvonne Tucker
    Producer
  • William Daniel Tucker III
    Producer
  • Robert Judson
    Creators
    Vietnam Documentary
  • Chris Moser
    Creators
  • Bert Elliott
    Creators
  • Robert Judson
    Director
    Many on PBS--Vietnam
  • Chris Moser
    Writer
  • Bert Elliott
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    65,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Frank Hamilton School
    Atlanta GA
    United States
    January 28, 2023
    Premier Screening
Director Biography - Robert Judson

Robert Judson, Director

During the course of his career, Bob has produced over 500 programs for various television and digital distribution platforms, directing many of them. During his tenure as Managing Director of GSUTV, that department won honors including five Southeast Emmy Awards, 18 International Telly Awards, and two first-place awards in the Cobb International Film Festival. At Crawford Communications (1984-2000) Bob helped produce the Peabody Award-winning MAKING OF A LEGEND for TNT, the Emmy-winning 10-part series LOST CIVILIZATIONS for NBC and Time/Life Television, six seasons of INVENTION for the Discovery Channel, and ROME – THE POWER AND THE GLORY for The Learning Channel. He co-created and executive produced THE TREASURE SEEKERS for National Geographic. He helped produce three seasons of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT for MGM Television and 10 seasons of live production of NFL football for Channel 4-London.

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