RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP:
ROCK, REBELLION AND HOLLYWOOD HIPPIES
60s Rock N Roll and California Counterculture
Spotlighted in Waverly Midnights Series,
July 25-September 27 at IFC Center
Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock, Rebellion and Hollywood Hippies, a 10-film program of features and documentaries steeped in the California rock scene of the 60s, screens as part of the ongoing Waverly Midnights series, weekends at midnight July 25-September 27 at IFC Center.
The program opens with WILD IN THE STREETS, the tale of a young anarchist-cum-popstar who runs for the Presidency on a platform promising 14-year-olds the vote. It continues with RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP, a B-movie soundtracked by The Standells about a cop assigned to clean up the Strip s seedy new haunts; LORD LOVE A DUCK, George Axelrod s spoof of 60s teen culture starring Tuesday Weld; counterculture head-trips PSYCH-OUT and THE TRIP (directed by Roger Corman and written by Jack Nicholson); MARYJANE, with Fabian as a high-school teacher framed for pot possession; THE COOL ONES, focusing on a go-go dancer packaged for TV stardom; and guru satire THE LOVE-INS.
These films are chock full of groovy Sixties starlets including Fantasy Femmes Diane McBain, Salli Sachse, Drive-in Dream Girls Laurie Mock, Hilarie Thompson, Debbie Watson, Glamour Girls Linda Gaye Scott, Jo Collins, plus Diane Varsi, Tuesday Weld, Susan Strasberg, and Susan Oliver.