Mind Reels - Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey

87 minutes • NR • Panel Discussion following feature • Lunch options available

Showings

Lark Theater Tue, Nov 19 12:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Mind Reels | No Passes
Release Year:2018
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gregg Gibbs

Description

LARK THEATER'S
MIND REELS
...A unique documentary and discussion series...



OLOMPALI: A HIPPIE ODYSSEY

Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey is the story an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary times, whose life is forever changed by the social upheaval going on around him.

Embracing the spirit of the counterculture revolution during the Summer of Love, wealthy Marin County businessman Don McCoy transforms his life from conservative entrepreneur to beneficent hippie dropout, using his family inheritance to lease Rancho Olompali, a 700-acre estate north of San Francisco, to start a commune. He invites a couple dozen like-minded friends and families to join him in his dream of creating a community where they can live without monetary concerns in an atmosphere of love, peace and freedom. The group becomes known throughout the Bay Area as the Chosen Family - Marin’s archetypal entry into the legend and lore of the Sixties hippie commune movement.

Dubbed by the press as “The White House of Hippiedom,” Olompali quickly becomes a hip mecca, welcoming local counterculture luminaries like Janis Joplin, acid-guru Timothy Leary, and the Grateful Dead, who lived at Olompali for a brief stint in 1966.