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Ark Valley Equality Network, Partnership for Community Action, and Hippie Radio 97.5 are pleased to present the film Hippie Family Values, at A Church on Friday, May 17th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m. The filmmaker, Beverly Seckinger, will be in attendance as well!
Filmed over a period of ten years at a remote communal ranch in New Mexico, Hippie Family Values is an intimate chronicle of a handful of hippie elders, along with their adult children and grandkids. The film counters dismissive stereotypes with stories of people whose worldview was forged in the 60s counterculture, and who remain motivated by those youthful convictions in their 60s, 70s, and 80s. The founders of this back-to-the-land experiment are slowing down and facing declining health. Will the next generation be able to sustain the community into the future?
A beautiful piece of work…wonderful!
–Chris Roth, Editor, Communities magazine
A moving, luminous film. Everyone should see it!
–Virginia Scharff, Distinguished Professor of History and Director, Center for the Southwest, University of New Mexico
An immense contribution to communal studies and to public understanding of hippie culture, which bears vital lessons for society at large.
–Don Pitzer, founder, Communal Studies Association and Director Emeritus, SIU Center for Communal Studies
A magnificent film!
–Robert Gerst, Professor of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Please join us on May 17th for this great visual diary of life in an intentional community, and all the struggle - and joy - that can bring.