movies about the hippy movement?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by riverrunsthru, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. riverrunsthru

    riverrunsthru Member

    anyone know any movies about the hippy movement in the 60s and 70s?? they can be made during the time or after the time. for a research essay, we get to pick any movie and write a report on i thought this would be an interesting subject. thanks :D .
  2. Lima

    Lima Member

    Forrest Gump? I have no... idea
  3. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    A few movies that deal with various aspects of the 60's counterculture, in no particular order. All are worth seeing at least once, several of them are in the "must see" category.

    Easy Rider
    Alice's Restaurant
    Steal This Movie
    Billy Jack
    Berkeley in the Sixties
    The 60's (NBC miniseries)
    Rude Awakening
    Conspiracy:Trial of the Chicago 8
    I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
    Making Sense of the Sixties (PBS miniseries)
  4. RevoMystic

    RevoMystic Member

    ellis, i'm interested in the "Making sense of the sixties" miniseries. How can I get ahold of a copy?
  5. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    I taped it when it was originally aired (over a decade ago!). Some public libraries have a copy, or could find it for you. At worst, you could buy a (ridiculously overpriced) copy from PBS video:

    Six hours total, dealing with all aspects of the cultural upheaval and fallout of the time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you can't track down a copy, I could dub you a copy, but the quality isn't going to be too great (second generation copy of a well-worn EP VHS tape).
  6. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

  7. MBintheOC

    MBintheOC We're all mad here..

    I've seen Phych Out:) I have a book that I can list more from:
    Riot on the Sunset Strip
    The Cross & the Switchblade
    Medium Cool
    Mondo Mod, & Hollywood
    Zabriskie Point
    Monterey Pop
    Are a few:)
  8. syd

    syd Banned

    The trip, Easy Rider, hair and woodstock. I havent seen psych out:(
  9. dylanzeppelin

    dylanzeppelin daydream believer

    Yeah can't get any better than reality of the woodstock, no scripts but raw footage of one of the most amazing festivals ever..
  10. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    Have you seen those movies too? and what's the name of that book?
  11. riverrunsthru

    riverrunsthru Member

    whoo hoo!! thanks for all the replies so don't know how much this has helped me out. wow, i'm actually getting really excited about this assignment. :).
  12. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

  13. MBintheOC

    MBintheOC We're all mad here..

    Only Phych out, & it's 3 books actually...Hippie, Hippie Handbook & the Mini Mod 60's book:)
  14. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

  15. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    thank you
  16. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    o.k., im just writing to keep this towards the front. i'm wondering what other movies there are
  17. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    did anyone mention the movie called tye dye
  18. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    Do you mean "Tie-Died: Rock 'n Roll's Most Deadicated Fans", the movie about the Grateful Dead tour scene?

    The OP wanted films about the 60s/70s hippie movement, not today's hippies.
  19. gnrm23

    gnrm23 Senior Member

    well, there's always the monkee's movie _head_
  20. Bagismmm

    Bagismmm Member

    I would not recommend Psych Out if your trying to get an accurate picture of what the sixties were actually like. It's a hilarious movie, but some of the "hippies" are just way to hostile, and I mean, Jack Nicholsan-a hippie? I watched this with my mom once, who was a hippie during the sixties, and she kept telling me to just turn it off because it was so totally not representative of what the sixties were about. My favorite hippie movies are: Alice's Restaurant, Easy Rider, and Steal this Movie..............Peace...........Stacey


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