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Film Screening: The Trip (1967)

  • Nomadic Press 2926 Foothill Blvd Oakland, CA, 94601 United States (map)

Join us for a screening of The Trip (1967), directed by Roger Corman and written by Jack Nicholson. Starring Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern, and Dennis Hopper. Quirky activity related to the film's content will precede the film. Bring wine and a blanket. Engage alteration!

Synopsis (from IMDB): Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John (Bruce Dern), a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his first "trip." John takes Paul to a "freak-out" at his friend Max's (Dennis Hopper) pad. Splitting the scene, they score some acid from Max and return to John's split-level pad with an indoor pool. Paul experiences visions of sex, death, strobe lights, flowers, dancing girls, witches, hooded riders, a torture chamber, and a dwarf. He panics, but John tells him to "go with it, man." Would you trust John?

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