Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Still nostalgic for the 1960s? Then You Are What You Eat should satisfy your hunger. Assembled in the crazy-quilt "psychedlic" style so beloved of the era, the film offers McLuhanesque images of such sixties icons as Tiny Tim, Father Malcolm Boyd, Peter Yarrow and Harper's Bizarre. Made too close to the era it depicts for any sort of objectivity, You Are What You Eat is a prime example of the "we're too groovy for words" mindset of the times. On this level, it is highly recommended; as an example of documentary filmmaking at its best, it lays an egg.
counter-culture, hippie, marijuana, music, psychedelic, youth