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Art Film Friday: The Trips Festival 1966 w/ ERIC CHRISTENSEN
June 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One cannot underestimate the significance of the Trips Festival, the sprawling psychedelic event that took place on January 21-23, 1966 in San Francisco’s Longshoreman’s Hall.
Through a series of informative and entertaining interviews, Eric Christensen’s film explains why a crazed event with 10,000 folks on LSD was able to work: it was organized and run by some very bright and innovative people. Indeed, the alumni from the Trips Festival would go on to play vital roles in communes, Sierra Club, develop the Whole Earth Catalog, create the influential online group, THE WELL and more. Bill Graham got some real experience and, Oh yeah, those Grateful Dead guys did okay, too.
Seating limited, please arrive by 6:45 p.m.