Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out!
TIMOTHY LEARY'S DEAD is a startling documentary of one of the most important figures in the LSD-era of the 60's counter-culture. This 85 minute videotape traces the history, events, personalities, and developments of the counter-culture, the arrest of Leary, his escape, and his later conversion to cyber-punk, cloning and internet 'immortality'.
The critically acclaimed feature film takes an enlightened trip through the life, times, death, and the possible cloning/re-birth of Timothy Leary, the Harvard professor who was fired for leading the counter-culture and psychedelic revolution of the 1960's. The father of the 'Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out' era examines his strange journey from straight-laced Ivy League psychologist to hippie philosopher, LSD guru, prisoner (sentenced to 30 years for the possession of 2 joints!), fugitive (the great jail-break!), Internet junkie, and pop icon.
As Leary wished, his authorized documentary climaxes with a scene that belongs in the Bizarre Movie Moments Hall of Fame -- an ending which Newsweek calls "The most shocking scene in a movie.....sure to cause a furor."
Featuring: TIMOTHY LEARY -- RICHARD ALPERT (RAM DASS) and many others...
Music by: THE MOODY BLUES -- JIMMIE RODGERS and others
Produced by: TODD EASTON MILLS
Directed and Produced by: PAUL DAVIDS
"A revealing statement....amazing!" -- Entertainment Weekly
"A head trip in every sense of the word!" -- Playboy
"Somewhere over the rainbow, Timothy Leary is laughing his head off -- if he still has a head that is." -- The Toronto Star
"Timothy Leary is the most dangerous man alive!" -- President Nixon, 1971