Set in the riotous 1960s, this documentary explores the intricacies of Up With People, a clean-cut singing youth group who believed they could change the world. They were a cultural phenomenon spanning 40 years, reaching 20 million people, singing in 47 languages to 3,600 worldwide communities, performing for popes and kings, as well as four Super Bowl half-time shows. Smile 'Til It Hurts weaves together members heartfelt perspectives and private secrets with 40 years of Up With Peoples vast archive of footage, photos and news clips into a smile-drenched, entertaining and thought-provoking romp through the underside of politics, cults and money.
- Posted: December 23, 2009
- Director: Lee Storey
- Writer: Unknown or Not Available
- Studio: Independent
- Release: August 7, 2009
- Cast: Unknown or Not Available
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