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 People’s 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.

Film Info

2 min 51 sec Duration
  • 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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