HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING - Now Showing at the Sunrise Virtual Theater

Documentary, Biography     

A documentary that tells the story of singer/songwriter/activist Harry Chapin's dedication to trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. 

The role of the balladeer — writer-performers whose story songs tells us about ourselves, our lives, and our collective concerns through lyrics and melodies — is to weave together the social, political, creative, and communal parts of a national tapestry.

In the 1970s, Harry Chapin turned the musical conversation towards, among other things, parents and children, hurt-yet-hopeful soulmates, and the ordinary people who have the power to make a bitter and broken nation heal.

He also got people talking about change. Chapin’s artistic energy was all-encompassing, and the only thing that matched it was his tireless drive to help others. He lobbied and fought for solutions to food insecurity, poverty, and homelessness, founded WhyHunger and the food bank Long Island Cares, and helped organize the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. He became, as New York Newsday called him, “A one-man civic improvement campaign.”

An irrepressible optimist and bigger-than-life humanist, Chapin’s benefit concerts and nudging of the political and cultural needle in the right direction influenced Hands Across America, Live Aid, and “We Are the World,” among many others.

HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING illustrates that if Chapin had not died in a car accident on July 16, 1981 at age 38, he would have surely kept on doing as much as he could, as fast as he could. 

Watch the trailer HERE


Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $10 for a three day pass