“… something else was on the way, in religion, in music, in ethics and sexuality, in our attitudes to nature, and in our whole style of life” – Alan Watts – In My Own Way
A wild & wooly place. California’s hidden bohemia. Where sex, drugs and philosophy thrived among the eucalyptus just a few miles north of the Golden Gate.
The Heights was and is one of those rare places that is known but not known. It was the site of hundreds of amazing parties over the last fifty years and yet remained tucked beneath some freaky beatnik cone of silence, its muddy dirt road still unmarked on many maps…. Erik Davis – The Visionary State
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Druid Heights is a short documentary film by Marcy Mendelson. Based in Oakland, California & Berlin, Germany, she began her artistic career with a degree in Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design. Exhibiting her photography in galleries for over a decade, she shifted her focus to photojournalism which led to reporting for National Geographic about the state of cheetah conservation throughout Africa. This inevitably led to more than just photography. The demands of complex storytelling naturally evolved into documentary filmmaking.
As a ‘love letter’ to her adopted home-state of California, she gained exclusive permission from the residents of Druid Heights to tell the story of this secret bohemia.
San Francisco, California on Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:00pm (Please enquire via email for details as space is limited for this special private event)
Sausalito, California on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Sausalito Public Library 7:00pm (entry is free)