In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love and music had descended into a maelstrom of drug abuse, broken dreams, and violence. American Experience offers a complex portrait of the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement.
Online text: Visit the film's Web site, where you can: * explore the summer's legacy * see a video timeline * access a teacher's guide, and more pbs.org/amex/love
Producer: Vincente Franco, Gail Dolgin
Production Year: 2007
Narrator: David Ogden Stiers
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.