Filmed over a period of 10 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 1960s 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 Q-and-A with director Beverly Seckinger will follow the screening.
Seckinger is a filmmaker based in Tucson and a professor in the School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona. She is also a musician, whose band, The Wayback Machine, has been playing to the greater hippie diaspora of southern Arizona and New Mexico for nearly 20 years. Her 2004 diary/documentary, Laramie Inside Out, is about the aftermath of Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder in her hometown. It won the Best of Arizona award at the 2004 Arizona International Film Festival and had its US broadcast premiere on PBS in June 2007.
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