Revolution (1968)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sociology  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Primarily filmed in San Francisco, this documentary features a series of interviews with those who call themselves hippies, or in some way identify with hippies. The countercultural revolution is revealed in discussions about sex, drugs, philosophy and lifestyle. Casual nudity and marijuana use is the main activity of one group. A nun who has left the order reveals her decisions to join the counterculture. Others decry the dehumanization of the modern industrial world, choosing to lead a hand-to-mouth existence. Communal living, psychedelic shows, love-ins and diverse fashion statements accompany the hippies who are many things to many people. All share a feeling of human togetherness and a live-and-let-live philosophy as they cope with the rapidly changing spectrum of social and political events in their lives. Music by Country Joe & the Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Steve Miller Band, and Mother Earth.

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psychedelic