Monday, June 27, 2011

It's Movie Week: Last Exit to Hong Fat

As promised, and forty years in the making -- here's the digital version of Party. The 1970 student film starring my then Jefferson Airplane-influenced rock band as well as just about every hippie at C.W. Post College at the time.

Written and directed by Jeff Alan Gross, and unseen by sentient mammalian eyes anywhere until a couple of weeks ago.

Occasional technical crudities notwithstanding, if you want to know what it felt like to be a 20-something at a liberal arts college around the time of Kent State and the subsequent curdling of the 60s counter-culture, you could do a lot worse than check this out.

BTW, you can also watch it, in a slightly bigger sized frame but the same resolution, over here. And special thanks to W. Sachs Gore for uploading it, a technical feat beyond my poor abilities.


fmcg said... 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll. Cinematography, too.

Gerrie said...

OMG---were we really that young and hip???? Yup, sex and drugs and rock and roll--the best of times

steve simels said...

For you future film scholars, I should add that Ms. (Gerrie) Griegel can be glimpsed trying to get in to the God concert at approximately 2:17 minutes into the clip.

Brooklyn Girl said...

That was a trip, as the kids used to say.

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