Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle

This entertaining documentary captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of dedicated tribal families— lots of freedom but little cash, unflinching grass-roots activism and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free.

Directors

Kevin Tomlinson

Country

USA

Year

2009

Running Time

90 mins

Watch the Film

www.backtothegardenfilm.com

   

SFGFF Film Program:


Back_to_the_Garden.jpgIn 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed & interviewed a group of back-to-the-land “hippies”—living off-grid and insulated from mainstream culture. In 2006 he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families’ utopian plans and dreams. This entertaining documentary captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of dedicated tribal families— lots of freedom but little cash, unflinching grass-roots activism and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free.

Screening: March 05, 2011 at Landmark Embarcadero. SF Premiere.

Discussion with: Kevin Tomlinson, director; Judy Kaplan, producer.