Continuing with our theme of retro films for the Brewhouse’s 40th birthday, join us for a trio of romantic memories with our Summer of Love series.
In this psychedelic classic, a television commercial director Paul (Peter Fonda), takes his first dose of LSD while struggling with a divorce from his beguiling but adulterous wife (Susan Strasberg).
The film follows his trip, both physical and mental, as he visits different locations in southern California. With appearances by “guides,” such as John (Bruce Dern), Paul searches for happiness. The film is punctuated by his kaleidoscopic visions, achieved by heavy editing, groovy lighting and visual effects.
Directed by Roger Corman, written by Jack Nicholson, and featuring a soundtrack of improvised blues, rock and jazz, this film embodies the spirit of the Summer of Love.