Smith Rafael Film Center - Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey


Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Phone: (415) 454-1222

In person: Filmmakers Gregg Gibbs and Maura McCoy with Special Guest Peter Coyote.

A highlight of this year's Docland Festival comes to the Rafael for a special encore. In the late 1960s, wealthy businessman Don McCoy dropped out and started a commune at an estate in northern Marin called Rancho Olompali. Dubbed by the local press “the White House of Hippiedom,” Olomapali becomes a hip mecca. But McCoy’s dream of a utopian society is short-lived, and Olompali’s blissful first year is followed by a series of shocking tragedies that threaten its very existence. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this riveting true story explores the concept of the hippie ideal and its impact on American culture. Producer: Maura McCoy. Director: Gregg Gibbs. (US 2018) 85 min. plus discussion.

Additional Location or Other Information

Tickets: General - $15.00, Child/Senior - $13.00. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901