The Trip (1967, USA, Dir. Roger Corman, 82 mins, 18) - Summer of Love season

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The Trip (1967, USA, Dir. Roger Corman, 82 mins, 18) - Summer of Love season

Director: Roger Corman ● Starring: Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper. 

Paul Groves (Fonda) is an LA advertising director whose impending divorce from his wife (Strasberg) leads him to try LSD, guided by a bearded ‘trip sitter’ (Dern). His resulting visions – including spectral figures on horseback, medieval torture and ladies wearing body paint – make The Trip one of the wildest depictions of 1960s counterculture you’re ever likely to see.

Corman’s visual flair, Jack Nicholson’s script and a great soundtrack (featuring The Electric Flag) ensured a major US hit, but BBFC refusals meant it was largely unseen in UK until 2002.

Plus IN Gear (1967 UK 9 mins), featuring London’s most stylish boutiques.

With one showing at 7.30pm ONLY. 

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