September 23 only

Back by popular demand!

A Skype Q&A with director Terje Toomistu will follow the screening.

The hippie movement that captivated hundreds of thousands of young people in the West had a profound impact on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Within the Soviet system, a colorful crowd of artists, musicians, freaks, vagabonds and other long-haired drop-outs created their own system, which connected those who believed in peace, love, and freedom for their bodies and souls.

More than 40 years later, a group of eccentric hippies from Estonia take a road trip to Moscow where the hippies still gather annually on the 1st of June for celebration that is related to the tragic event in 1971, when thousands of Soviet hippies were arrested by the KGB. The journey through time and dimensions goes deep into the psychedelic underground world in which these people strived for freedom.

This is a research-based documentary by director Terje Toomistu who has a background in anthropology. With vivid psychedelic editing and animations, unseen archives, and a soundtrack from the Soviet underground rock scene, this is a film you don’t want to miss out on! Screened only here at The Roxie!

Directed by Terje Toomistu. 2017. 75 min. Estonian, English and Russian with English subtitles. DCP.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.



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