Filmed over a period of ten years at a remote communal ranch in New Mexico, Hippie Family Values is an intimate chronicle of a handful of hippie elders, along with their adult children and grandkids. The film counters dismissive stereotypes with stories of people whose worldview was forged in the 60s counterculture, and who remain motivated by those youthful convictions in their 60s, 70s and 80s. The founders of this back-to-the-land experiment are slowing down and facing declining health. Will the next generation be able to sustain the community into the future?
Director Beverly Seckinger is Professor in the School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona. She is also a longtime Tucson musician, whose band the Wayback Machine has been playing for the greater hippie diaspora of southern Arizona and New Mexico for nearly 20 years. After post-screening Q&A with Beverly, editor Jim Klein, and several people profiled in the film, the Wayback Machine will play a set of music on the Loft patio for your dancing pleasure.