Culture

MOVIES:

Alice’s Restaurant (1969)

A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie’s classic song story.

 

 

 

 


Almost Famous (2000)

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

 

 

 


Altered States (1980)

A psycho-physiologist experiments with drugs and a sensory-deprivation tank and has visions he believes are genetic memories.

 

 

 


Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969)

The overweight debutante daughter of the world’s wealthiest couple falls in with a gang of tripped out, skydiving pseudo-reactionary pop stars, who take their beliefs of the American ideal.

 

 


Barbarella (1968)

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

 

 

 


Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970)

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

 

 

 

 


The Big Cube (1969)

A former actress clashes with her wealthy and spoiled stepdaughter over their inheritance after the death of their protector.

 

 

 


Blow (2001)

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

 

 


Blow Up (1966)

A fashion photographer unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park.

 

 

 


Brave New World(1980)

A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he cannot adapt to their repressive ways.

 

 

 


Brewster McCloud (1970)

An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop – with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel – a pair of wings that will help him fly.

 

 

 


The Cockets (2002)

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

 

 

 


Daisies (1966)

After realizing that all world is spoiled, Marie and Marie are committed to be spoiled themselves. They rip off older men, feast in lavish meals and do all kinds of mischief. But what is all this leading to?

 

 


Dealing: Or the Berkeley-To-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)

A cocky Harvard graduate transports a load of marijuana from Berkeley to Boston. His girlfriend gets busted with the second load. He and a friend go against a dirty cop and a Cuban gangster to get the load and the girl back.

 

 


The Doors (1991)

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

 

 


Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

 

 

 

 


Easy Rider (1969)

Two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans through the open country and desert lands, and along the way they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap of which they had been unaware.

 

 


El Topo (1970)

A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.

 

 

 


Fantastic Planet (1973)

On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

 

 

 


Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

 

 

 


Festival Express (2003)

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.

 

 

 


Flashback (1990)

At last the Feds have caught him! Infamous 60’s radical Huey Walker is heading for jail. So how come it’s Huey’s yuptight FBI escort who ends up behind bars?

 

 

 


Fritz The Cat (1972)

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

 

 

 


Getting Straight (1970)

A Vietnam vet and former social radical is conflicted by his desire to become a teacher and his sympathy with anti-establishment student protests.

 

 

 


Gimme Shelter (1970)

When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, the bloody slash that transformed a decade’s dreams into disillusionment was immortalized on this film.

 

 


Go Ask Alice (1973)

A 15-year-old girl in late-1960s America is sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs and eventually seeks help.

 

 

 


The Guru (1969)

Britain’s top pop artiste, Tom Pickle, travels to Bombay, India, circa 1960s to learn to play the sitar (musical instrument) from renowned maestro Ustad Zafar Khan.

 

 

 


Hair (1979)

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he’s already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

 

 


The Hallucination Generation (1966)

A juvenile is mad at his mom so he leaves his home in San Francisco to join a charismatic LSD guru’s cult in Spain and turns on, tunes in, and drops out. He also gets involved in murder.

 

 

 


The Happening (1967)

Young drifters kidnap rich businessman Roc Delmonico for kicks and demand $200K for his release. But none of Roc’s relatives or Mafia associates want to part with the money. So Roc switches allegiances and plots revenge.

 

 


A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Over two “typical” days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney’s mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

 

 


The Harrad Experiment (1973)

At Harrad College, where controversial coed living situations are established, the students are forced to confront their sexuality in ways that society previously shunned. Part of the experiment is to pair incompatible members of the opposite sex as roommates in order to make them shun the traditional concept of monogamy.

 


Have A Good Trip (2020)

Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, ‘Have a Good Trip’ explores the pros, cons, science, history, future, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens.

 

 


Head

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

 

 

 

 


Help! (1965)

Sir Ringo Starr finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult, and his fellow members of The Beatles must try to protect him from it.

 

 

 


The Holy Mountain (1973)

In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a messianic character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

 

 


The Hooked Generation (1968)

About a gang of dope peddlers who sail out to meet a Cuban boat. The trouble starts when they are forced to throw their narcotics overboard and are seen by a young couple.

 

 

 


I Am A Groupie (1970)

A bored teenage girl decides that she wants to meet rock stars, and the best way to do that is to become a groupie. She finds herself going on the road with a rock band called Opal Butterfly, and soon discovers that being a rock band’s groupie isn’t as glamorous or exciting as she thought it would be.

 


I Love You, Alice B. Tolkas! (1968)

A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to “drop out” himself.

 

 

 

 


Inherent Vice (2014)

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

 

 

 


Jimi Hendrix (1973)

This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix’s untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new information uncovered over the years.

 

 


The Love-Ins (1967)

A college professor resigns in protest to the dismissal of student underground newspaper workers and later joins their “hippie movement” and becomes their “Messiah.”

 

 

 


The Magic Christian (1969)

Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers), the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman (Sir Ringo Starr). Together, they set out to prove that anyone, and anything, can be bought with money.

 

 


Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

 

 

 

 


The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual revolution.

 

 


Maryjane (1968)

A teacher trying to break up a local drug ring is framed and arrested for possession of marijuana.

 

 

 


Medium Cool (1969)

A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

 

 

 


The Mind-Benders: LSD And The Hallucinogens (1967)

This FDA film explores the history of hallucinogenic drugs, and specifically the effects and therapeutic uses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Combining graphics that suggest a hallucinogenic experience, snippets of interviews with users (who explain their reasons for taking the drug) and doctors, and taped sessions of research with volunteers, the film delves into the destructive as well as possible positive uses of the drug.


Mondo Mod (1967)

A look at the “mod” culture of the, visiting the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, going from discotheques to dirt bike competitions, surfing, karate, go-carting, political protests and pot parties.

 

 


Monterey (1968)

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

 

 

 

 


More (1969)

Stefan, a recent college graduate, hitchhikes from Germany to Paris where he meets American expatriate, Estelle. They chase the sun to Ibiza. An idyllic island life degenerates when she introduces him to heroin and they get addicted.

 

 


More American Graffiti (1979)

College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late 1960s.

 

 

 

 


The People Next Door (1970)

Comfortable New York suburbanites Arthur and Gerrie Mason learn that their seemingly innocent teenage daughter Maxie is a drug addict.

 

 

 


Performance (1970)

A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star.

 

 

 

 


The Pied Piper (1349)

In 1349, while the Black Plague threatens Germany, the town of Hamelin hires a wandering pied piper (Donovan) to lure rats away with his magic pipe, but then refuses to pay for his services, causing him to lure the town’s children away.

 

 


The President’s Analyst (1967)

When the overworked and stressed-out White House presidential shrink runs away, the CEA and the FBR scramble to retrieve him before he could be abducted by various competing foreign intelligence services.

 

 


Psych-Out (1968)

A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother.

 

 

 


Punishment Park (1971)

“Punishment Park” is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews’s news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game.

 

 


Putney Swope (1969)

The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman. In the maneuvering to make sure that enemies don’t get votes, all the members accidentally cast their ballot for the board’s token black man, Putney Swope.

 

 


Rainbow Bridge (1972)

A documentary about various singers, musicians, artists, astrologers, etc., who attended a “New Age” gathering in Maui, Hawaii.

 

 

 


Revolution (1968)

A documentary that explores the counterculture of San Francisco in the mid-1960’s.

 

 

 


Riot On Sunset Strip (1967)

LA police captain attempts to appease Sunset Strip businessmen objecting to hippy youths hanging out, by setting a curfew. The cop also thinks the kids have a right to be there, until his estranged daughter joins the counter-culture crowd.

 

 


The Rolling Stones: Cocksucker Blues (1972)

Follow the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour and their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont.

 

 

 


The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus (1996)

Originally filmed in December 1968, “The Rock and Roll Circus” was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only the Rolling Stones but The Who, Jethro Tull (with future Black Sabbath guitarist Tommy Iommi filling in for the recently departed Mick Abrahams), Marianne Faithful and an all-star jam featuring John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Micthell.


Skidoo (1968)

Infamous psychedelic all-star comedy about ex-gangster Tony Banks, who’s called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster “Blue Chips” Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.

 

 


The Strawberry Statement (1970)

An apolitical college student joins a group of campus protesters to meet girls but gets swept up in their cause and involved in a violent confrontation with police.

 

 

 


Taking Off (1971)

While searching for their runaway teenage daughter, the parents rediscover life’s joys as they get acquainted with a self-help group for parents of vanished children.

 

 

 


Taking Woodstock (2009)

A man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

 

 

 


The Tingler (1959)

An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

 

 

 


Tommy (1969)

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the figurehead of a cult.

 

 

 


The Trip (1967)

After his wife leaves him, a disillusioned director dives into the drug scene, trying anything his friend suggests.

 

 

 


La Vallée (1972)

Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70’s encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.

 

 


Valley Of The Dolls (1967)

Film version of Jacqueline Susann’s best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

 

 

 


Walking Life (2001)

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

 

 

 


When You’re Strange (2009)

A look at the late ’60s and early ’70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

 

 

 

 


Who’ll Stop The Rain

Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John’s wife when the deal goes sour.

 

 

 


Wild In The Streets (1968)

A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

 

 

 


Wonderwall (1968)

The eccentric professor Oscar Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When a model (Penny Lane) and her photographer boyfriend move in next to him, he becomes fascinated with her. He drills holes in the walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions.

 


Woodstock (1970)

Oscar-winning musical chronicle that brilliantly captures the three-day rock concert and celebration of peace and love that became a capstone for the Sixties.

 

 

 


Yellow Submarine (1968)

The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his yellow submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies.

 

 

 


The Young Runaways (1968)

Follows the lives of three unrelated teenagers as they run away from their respective homes, each for different reasons. Arriving in Chicago, one tries to make good with his life only to find it a little more difficult than he had imagined; one falls in with “the rock and roll set” and comes to a violent end; and one gets mixed up with prostitutes, but comes good in the end. Shows things from both the parents’ side and the kids’ side. The underlying story is that you can’t solve your problems on the road if you can’t solve them at home.


Zabriskie Point (1970)

At Zabriskie Point, which overlooks the Grand Canyon’s lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.

 

 


Zachariah (1971)

Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.