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Orange Sunshine (2016)

Orange Sunshine is the never-before-told story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love - a spiritual group of surfers and hippies in California, which became the largest suppliers of LSD during ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Austin Arnold ... Young Ron Bevan
Tyler Mauro ... Rick
Francesca Galassi ... Carol Randall
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Taylor Bottles ... Neal Purcell
Michael Delgado ... Drug Smuggler
Kyle Devero ... Timothy Leary
Douglas M. Eames ... News Reporter (V.O.)
Gunner Greyson ... Michael Randall
Sam Johnson Sam Johnson ... Mike Hynson
Dan D.W. McCann ... News Reporter (V.O.)
Gavyn Straus Gavyn Straus ... John Griggs
Michael John Wagner Michael John Wagner ... Travis Ashbrook (as UltraLove)
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Orange Sunshine is the never-before-told story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love - a spiritual group of surfers and hippies in California, which became the largest suppliers of LSD during the 60's and 70's. This feature-length doc follows their rise to star-status in Psychedelic movement and the "bad trip" that followed.

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It's about state control, not freedom.
1 July 2018 | by IanSee all my reviews

It is, of course, one person's look at the era and although it is a fascinating glimpse into history and the state of the USA (and some of the world) at the time, it's easy to see how it might polarise opinion, although not so much among enlightened and free-thinking viewers.

It's really interesting to see Nixon wage his 'war on drugs' as so many other 'leaders' of the US and other countries continue to do. A few enlightened administrations have realised their folly and relaxed their grip. The thing is - it's not about 'drugs' as such, it about what the state is unable to control And that, Dear Reader, is the crux of the matter and the crux of the movie.

One of the best lines in the movie is: "If laws are wrong we have to break them!". There are so many laws today which are wrong from so many viewpoints and on so many levels with so-called 'law-makers' justifying their decisions to restrict freedom and limit control in the name of whatever-they-deem-politically-suitable-at-the-time. Make no mistake - it's about controlling you, very little else.

Everyone needs to step up to the plate and not roll over when Big Brother makes a new decress.

Well, that was a rant, wasn't it...?


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