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Revolution (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 17 May 1968 (USA)
A documentary that explores the counterculture of San Francisco in the mid-1960's. In HD.


Jack O'Connell


W.H. Manville (consulting writer)




Complete credited cast:
Today Malone Today Malone ... Self
Herb Caen Herb Caen ... Self
R.G. Davis R.G. Davis ... Self (as Ronnie Davis)
Louis Gottlieb Louis Gottlieb ... Self (as Lou Gottlieb)
Ellis D. Sox Ellis D. Sox ... Self
J. Barry Decker J. Barry Decker ... Self
Thomas J. Cahill Thomas J. Cahill ... Self
Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ... Themselves
Steve Miller ... Self (as Steve Miller Band)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Hirschhorn Kurt Hirschhorn ... Self
Country Joe McDonald ... Self (as Country Joe and the Fish)
Barry Melton Barry Melton ... Self (as Country Joe and the Fish)
Cecil Williams Cecil Williams ... Self (as Rev. Cecil Williams)
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A documentary that explores the counterculture of San Francisco in the mid-1960's. In HD.

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Rock band footage makes this a valuable artyfact
7 November 2002 | by thrillerclubSee all my reviews

Jack O'Connell produced and directed this patchwork portrait of the hippie scene in 1967. The best parts are the rock band live performance sequences, although some of these clips were staged to appear as though they were filmed at ballroom dance concerts. Which is similar to what other films and TV shows at the time tended to do, rather than film an regularly scheduled club or ballroom dance concert with all the craziness of a real gig in full swing. PETULIA (1967) for example featured Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Co. performing at the unlikely venue of The Fairmont Hotel. PETULIA also captured The Grateful Dead playing on the dance floor - not even on a stage -in a very small club setting. REVOLUTION (later reedited and retitled THE HIPPIE REVOLUTION, briefly released theatrically in 1996) had a soundtrack album of studio takes that doesn't include all of or match versions of songs played live in the movie: Quicksilver Messenger Service are hard to make out in the dark, but perform a rousing "Codine" before the band is abruptly cut away from half way through the number; the all-girl band Ace of Cups perform "The Grass Is Greener" live in the park - sounding about as garage as any SF hippie rockumentary ever get; Dan Hicks of The Charlatans does an acoustic solo ditty called something like "He's Stoned" that's a nice rarity; and I'm not too wild about the footage of Country Joe & the Fish or the early Steve Miller Band but it is after all a hippie movie with Hare Krishnas and everything else that defined the wide-eyed idealism of the age.

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