Τρίτη, 20 Ιουλίου 2010

Chappaqua 1966 - A Film Directed by: Conrad Rooks (independant film)


Conrad Rooks' film a fascinating relic of psychedelic era

"Chappaqua': A drug odyssey from 1966
" SFGate"

Chappaqua (1966) was written and directed by Conrad Rooks and is the semi-autobiographical account of his attempt to pull himself up out of a pit of drug/alcohol addiction.
The film includes appearances by counter-cultural icons Allen Ginsburg and William S. Burroughs and musical performances by The Fugs, Ravi Shankar and Ornette Coleman.
 At the end of this scene featuring The Fugs, that is Conrad Brooks rolling around amidst the crushed sugar cubes.


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the sequence for the 1966 film "Chappaqua" by Conrad Rooks. 


 
 


Chappaqua,a cornucopia of ascendant hipness,the meridian of Beat & Hippy,a year zero 1965 personal oddessy of Conrad Rooks

Chappaqua,a cornucopia of ascendant hipness,the meridian of Beat &   Hippy, a year zero 1965 personal oddessy of Conrad Rooks,mapped out by a hip crew including Robert Frank &   David Larcher...
You need to see the full length film,but here's a taster


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CHAPPAQUA Conrad Rooks 1966 independant film Trailer





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CHAPPAQUA

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1966 - Directed by: Conrad Rooks -

Starring Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Swami Satchidananda, Moondog, Ornette Coleman

Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran.

Written, Directed, Produced, and Acted in by Conrad Rooks. A true Beatnik cult classic. Swami Satchidananda was the first Swami to ever be brought to America, by Conrad Rooks himself. The United States was in turn introduced to Yoga and to the Eastern philosophies of Spiritual Healing. Conrad knew Andy Warhol before Andy knew Andy. And Conrad was integral part of the beat movement. He could be found in the coffee shops of Greenwich village long before it was hip or "Far Out". He grew up in New York city, but lived in India for years,traveled the Globe and met some very unusual characters.

One must applaud this Filmmaker for having the perseverance and foresight to recognize that America was heading in to a very twisted and "trippy" period, one of the most unusual times in American History for sure. He invested all of his own money, yes it's true, NO other investors, unheard of today, for So many obvious reasons, did all of his own stunts, and somehow cast the icons of the beat generation to "act" in this movie. Ravi Shankar, Allen Ginsberg, And William S. Burroughs to name a few, what a cast indeed. He then proceeded to lead the viewers into this strange and hallucinogenic world where everything was psychedelic. Strange, interesting, and definitely warped, see it for yourself, you will be sure to be left "speechless



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Psychedelic Jazz sequence from Chappaqua (1966)


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Chappaqua': A drug odyssey from 1966
Conrad Rooks' film a fascinating relic of psychedelic era


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