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Film - Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle (Indpls area)


Apr 12, 2013


In 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed and interviewed a group of back-to-the-land “hippies”—living off-grid, insulated and isolated from mainstream culture. In 2006, he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families’ utopian plans and dreams. The film captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of non-conforming tribal families—with lots of freedom but little cash, of unflinching political activism in the midst of small-town, rural America, and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free. “A vindication of flower power idealism. It reminds us of the enduring values of simplicity and self-reliance. A flat-out wonderful film!” says travel writer Rick Steves, PBS TV/radio host.


The film will be shown at Epworth United Methodist Church, 6450 Allisonville Road, at 7:30 p.m.  Co-sponsors of the film series are Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, First Friends Meeting and the Sierra Club's Hoosier Chapter. The films are free of charge, though free-will donations are accepted. Snacks and soft drinks also provided.

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