PSYCHEDELICIZED: THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS STORY
WORLD PREMIERE The Electric Circus nightclub was a drug-fueled, multicultural oasis of dance and creativity in 1960’s NYC, frequented by icons like Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary, and Sly & the Family Stone. Against a hallucinogenic backdrop of hippies, Hell’s Angels, and circus performers, club founders Stan Freeman and Jerry Brandt share memories of the club’s rise and spectacular demise. Dynamic editing, a groovy soundtrack, and psychedelic vibes make this an entertaining trip through a slice of NYC history. – Karen McMullen
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Larry Confino, subjects Thom Williams, Jimmy Crosthwait, Michael Grando, Hovey Burgess, and Lydia Saltzman.
All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.