United States | 1971 | Jim McBride
Originally rated X, this forgotten futuristic fantasy from the director of David Holzman’s Diary and The Big Easy tells of two long-haired teenagers who look like 1960s hippies but are actually inhabitants of a post-apocalyptic world a few decades after Woodstock. (In other words, it takes place around now). Glen and Randa leave their rural tribe and set off in search of a great city that they have seen pictured in the lost civilization’s surviving manuscripts (i.e., comic books). As their singular odyssey takes them through the rubble and detritus of American society, this 1971 movie proffers a prophetic look back at late 20th-century pop culture.
94 min. 35mm. Archive print! Special Thanks to Jim McBride.
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