Cinema Soiree - The Holy Haight: How the 60s Counterculture Changed American Religion Forever with Erik Davis, 5/25


The 60s counterculture overturned American politics, but it also radically transformed the practice of religion in America. On Thursday, May 25th, at 8:00 PM, local author, cultural historian, and PhD Erik Davis will be showing choice selections from Oddball Films' vast archive of 60s and 70s era stock footage, amateur films, home movies, pro documentaries, and experimental films in order to explore the many facets of hippie religion. James Whitney's celebrated visionary short "Lapis" will get us in the mood for a spiritual carnival ranging from Dionysian Acid Tests to Alan Watts' Zen, Jesus Freaks to Satanic Massesrock star gurus to Pentagon marches, Sufi Dances to Jewish Renewal hoedowns. From celebrity yoga to corporate mindfulness to today's psychedelic Renaissance, we continue to live in the shadow of the hippie mystics. Come catch some of the old sunshine! 


The event will take place May 25th at 8:00 PM at Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street in San Francisco. Admission is $12.00 (cash only). VERY LIMITED SEATING, RSVP to: rsvp@oddballfilms.com or 415-558-8117.