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"Anonyomous Artists of America"
Trip with one of the first psychedelic bands to experience the Acid Tests, form a commune and live the essence of American counterculture
This is a documentary film about a group of people known as the Anonymous Artists of America (aka AAA). After giving them 10,000 hits of LSD and a Buchla synthesizer, Richard Alpert (now Ram Dass) helped to launch the Bay Area band. They became notorious and shortly after the Summer of Love, the communards boarded their psychedelic bus and set off for southern Colorado, where they bought 600 acres and lived the essence of the American back-to-the-land movement.
You can't go home again...or can you?
Producer/Director: Tania Backus
Associate Producer/Cinemaphotographer: Phil Seneker
About the Production:
"This is a story of historical importance, but also a personal journey for me, because I grew up with the AAA. The last two years I have been collecting information and deciding how to tell the story about the Anonymous Artists of America (aka AAA). In keeping with their name, the members have remained under-documented and relatively anonymous, despite their legendary underground reputation. This journey began when I was given a box of 8 mm film taken during early 1970s. This treasure trove led me to hours of additional research into what had happened to the people in the film." -- Tania Backus
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