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Film: Double Feature

The Modern Utopian feat. Rainbow Bridge


Sunday May 22, 2011 (7pm)



The Cinefamily (Venue Partner)

611 N Fairfax Avenue



$10 / FREE for members

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The Modern Utopian is Process Media's newest book that examines alternative communities of the 1960s and '70s, with writings from Alan Watts, Nick Tosches, and the Underground Press Syndicate. America's cautiously optimistic embrace of sustainability has given way to a new generation of urban homesteaders and eco-minded cooperatives. This comprehensive survey of fringe lifestyles brings new hope to a society that's in the midst of a sobering economic collapse. Process Media and the Cinefamily host an evening that celebrates LA's own contribution to the communal way of life, with a rare screening of Rainbow Bridge (1972), a documentary featuring Warhol stars, holy rollers, Dr. Bronner, and members of the Rainbow Bridge Occult Research Meditation Center.

Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill

The Cinefamily says…

The new Process Media book The Modern Utopian is the definitive examination of the communes that captivated the nation and redefined progressive culture in the '60s and '70s, documented by those who knew it and lived it. Join Process' Jodi Wille as she leads a conversation with members of a new generation (mostly in their twenties and thirties) of intentional communities flourishing in Los Angeles now — and stick around for a rare screening of the 1972 documentary/concert film Rainbow Bridge. This forgotten gem of occult/commune cinema features Warhol players Pat Hartley and Chuck Wein, Dr. Bronner, cosmic surfers, black power soul sisters, clairvoyant shamans, Jesus freaks, and the actual inhabitants of a chic mansion commune in Maui called the Rainbow Bridge Occult Research Meditation Center.