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Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie | Review

irector: Michelle Esrick Featuring: Wavy Gravy, Larry Brilliant, Jackson Browne, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, The Grateful Dead, The Hog Farm, Odetta, Bonnie Raitt, Jahanara Romney, Buffy Sainte-Marie No, Michelle Esrick’s documentary is not about Ben & Jerry’s nutty ice cream; but it is about the namesake of its now defunct flavor. Wavy Gravy began his life as Hugh Nanton Romney. A beatnik poet in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, Romney befriended and roomed with Bob Dylan and opened up for John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. At the advice of Lenny Bruce, Romney headed west to California and was instantly immersed into the burgeoning hippie culture, becoming a Merry Prankster and Hog Farmer. Free from inhibitions and donning a court jester cap, Romney and his fellow "hog farmers" provided security (meaning: caring for and feeding 400,000 people) at Woodstock; he also functioned as the festival’s emcee. Soon thereafter, with a thirst for helping others,
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