A must for those of us who were undergraduates in the early 1970s.
7 September 2013
Summary: In its self this film is nothing special. Slow plot and nothing really explosive happens. However, if you're 59 or 60 and were a student from around 1970 to 1975 you may find it quite poignant. It reflects the decline in the socialist utopian optimism of the Flower Power late 1960s, and subtly depicts the refocusing of the principal characters away from revolution to individual concerns for future career and other bread and butter issues.
Summary: If you were young and sentient in the early 1970s this ought to mean something to you. Politics, the visual arts, music, drugs, the whole counter-cultural scene provided a potent challenge to the usual pressures of completing one's education, finding work, forming relationships. The world was not always as we were told or hoped it might be. Most survived the experience and were changed by it even if we were largely spectators.