26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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My Psychedelic Love Story
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My Psychedelic Love Story
My Psychedelic Love Story
My Psychedelic Love Story
My Psychedelic Love Story
My Psychedelic Love Story
My Psychedelic Love Story
My Psychedelic Love Story

My Psychedelic Love Story

director: Errol Morris
original title: My Psychedelic Love Story
country: United States
year: 2020
running time: 102 min.

synopsis

When Joanna Harcourt-Smith met Timothy Leary in 1972, he was hiding from the law. The former faculty member at Harvard was set to serve ten years in prison for committing drug offenses when Joanna, a woman half his age, became his mistress and accomplice. After living several months on the run, the man credited to popularizing psychedelics was finally caught and detained at an airport in Afghanistan. Joanna campaigned for three and a half years to free Timothy. Errol Morris relies on her narration for this colourful reconstruction of a very surreal story. Over time, however, it's uncertain whether she was a character in a romance novel or a conspiracy thriller, and whether her actions were influenced only by LSD or also by the CIA.

biography

Errol Morris (1948) has been making provocative films about American politics and society for over forty years now. His reconstruction of the investigation into the murder of a police officer in The Thin Blue Line is often ranked among the most important documentaries of the 20th century. He has also been the recipient of many major awards for his films The Fog of War and Standard Operating Procedure.

more about film

director: Errol Morris
producer: Robert Fernandez, Steven Hathaway, Errol Morris
photography: Igor Martonović
editing: Steven Hathaway
music: Paul Leonard - Morgan
koproducent: Molly Rokosz, Angela Minuty, Joshua Kearney
výkonný producent: Vinnie Malhotra
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