Sign of Aquarius (1970)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This trippy drama offers a psychedelic slice of hippie life. The story centers on the members of one communal group who are first seen getting arrested for holding a peaceful anti-war demonstration. Following that, they return to their apartment and begin planning their next demonstration. Later the hippies go to a club and passively watch as a determined mother hauls her errant daughter home. Just as the girl leaves, one of the long-hairs hands her a note with their address. That night a hippie chick has a bad trip and sees herself laying a giant egg. Soon the errant girl arrives and she too drops a hit of LSD. The following day, the gang heads off to sell their underground newspaper on the street. That night one of the longhairs and the girl are cornered by a pusher who tries to force the man into becoming a dealer. The hippie refuses and gets the stuffing knocked out of him. A day or so later, the hippies are heading for another demonstration when they find themselves jumped by the pusher's henchmen. During the scuffle, the innocent girl is fatally shot. The demonstrators quietly pick up her corpse and take it down the streets.

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slice-of-life, girl, group, hippie