Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey documentary to premiere at DocLands Film Festival

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Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sat, 04/07/2018 - 5:51 pm

On Sunday, May 6th, the much-anticipated documentary, Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey, will premiere as part of DocLands Film Festival at CineArts Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley, California.

The doc explores a fascinating thread of the 1960s San Francisco counterculture.

Embracing the spirit of the counterculture revolution in the late-60s, wealthy businessman Don McCoy drops out and starts a commune at a historical estate in northern Marin County called Rancho Olompali. The group becomes known throughout the Bay Area as the Chosen Family. - Marin's archetypal entry into the legend and lore of the Sixties hippie commune movement. Dubbed by the local press as 'The White House of Hippiedom,' Olompali becomes a hippie mecca. But McCoy's dream of a utopian society is short-lived, and the family's blissful first year is followed by a series of shocking tragedies that threaten Olompali's existence.

Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey Trailer from Maura McCoy on Vimeo.

Award-winning director Gregg Gibbs's provocative portrait of a utopian hippie commune ultimately reveals the counterculture movement's influence on future generations of progressive thinkers.

“Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey” World Premiere

DocLands Film Festival

Sunday, May 6, 4:30 pm

CineArts Sequoia Theater

25 Throckmorton Ave

Mill Valley CA 94947

Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 7, at www.doclands.com

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