Chappaqua (1966)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Release Date - Nov 4, 1967 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

The bizarre hallucinations of a heroin addict in withdrawal provide the basis for this unstructured, autobiographical film by director Conrad Rooks. It begins as he arrives strung-out in Paris for a sleep-cure. As the strange visions begin, the story jumps haphazardly between reality and his dream-world memories of growing up in Chappaqua, New York. The score was composed and played by sitarist Ravi Shankar.

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director, addiction, drugs, hallucination, withdrawal