TRIPTYCH IN FOUR PARTS
EUTERPE • 12m
One of the few remaining authentically "Beat" films, made from the inside of that particular North Beach movement. Features artists Wallace Berman and family, artist John Reed and poets Michael McClure and Phillip Lamantia along with the growers of peyote in southern Texas. The film begins with a North Beach portrait of Reed, proceeds to a grail-like search (and discovery) of the sacred peyote grounds, then returns to the home of the Bermans in San Francsico. A spiritual drug odyssey seeking religious epiphany, a thing which many people believed in at that time.
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