If you are in town this week you should be checking out the October 6th, 2011 (Thursday) screening of Power & Control: LSD in the 60's. It is showing at the 7 DUDLEY CINEMA at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 90291, 310-822-3006, free admission, 7-10pm. As an out of town treat, you really couldn't dig in harder to experience the Venice Beach/Southern California underground filmmaking scene than by attending this showing. Viewing Ranen's work online is enthralling, but to see him be interviewed live by Los Angeles Cult Film master, Gerry Fialka, is a rare opportunity to sieze. POWER & CONTROL: LSD IN THE 60's (2005, 60 minutes) will show (after the interview with the filmmaker) at 8pm.
Seminal gonzo documentarian Aron Ranen presents his peripatetic journey to uncover the secret history of psychedelics. From legitimate experiments conducted at the Harvard Divinity School to the bizarre plans to dose unknowing Johns in a CIA run brothel. LSD was made illegal in 1966 right at of the height of the Anti-War and Counter-Culture Movements. Ranen's journeys to find out why includes his new Interviews with Ram Dass & Paul Krassner.
In addition, Ronen also will be showing two additonal shorts: BLACK HAIR (2006, 30m) African American Women purchase roughly 80% of the wigs and extensions bought here in America, yet own practically no piece of this business. Ranen's investigative documentary looks into the Korean monopolization of the African American Beauty Supply Business and what some Black Americans are doing to take it back. SEMANTIC WARRIOR (2011, 10m) Sneak preview of Ranen's new compelling documentary on the life and times of attorney Tony Serra, pot smoking social justice warrior. He was portrayed by James Woods in the Hollywood movie True Believer.
7pm: LIVE Interview with Ranen by Gerry Fialka.
8pm: Power & Control: LSD in the 60's.
Info: 310-306-7330 Gerry Fialka