Psych-Out * Richard Rush (1968)

I found this film in the cult section of my usual rental shop. The deaf, but perfectly speaking, girl Jenny sets out to find her brother and comes to the hippy town of San Francisco. There she runs into a group that is also a psychedelic rock band lead by Jack Nicholson. Soon Jenny is immersed in the hippie-scene of music, drugs and free love. “Psych-Out” is an amusing film with a few psychedelic scenes, mostly music of a band called Strawberry Alarm Clock (that really existed and was formed just before the film was shot), but also of The Storybook and of course Nicholson’s band Mumblin’ Jim.

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