It's a Revolution, Mother (1970)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Harry Kerwin, best known for such exploitation fare as Barracuda and God's Bloody Acre, directed this dull documentary focusing on the Aliens bike gang of New Jersey. There's some footage of a beach party where a man is unconvincingly beaten with chains, but most of the film is an uneventful look at the bikers' daily lives, consisting of tirades against "the Establishment," bike-polishing, and massive consumption of beer and marijuana. Kerwin also includes footage of the 1969 March on Washington and a Woodstock-like rock festival. Apparently he couldn't get the rights to actually show any of the bands, but there is a good deal of footage of hippies sitting around. As far as tedious hippie-era documentaries go, this would make a marvelous double bill with the 1968 Revolution, which at least contains some good music and a few laughs. By itself, this is strictly for dedicated nostalgia buffs only.