Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Roosevelt Island Mon Amour

So, as I may have mentioned, last week's screening of the unseen for four decades 1970 student film Party -- featuring my then band God (don't ask) and just about every other hippie at C.W. Post College at the time -- was an absolute joy.

All sorts of old friends who either worked on, acted in, or just were buds with the people involved in the production showed up, including the film's co-stars Frank McGrath and Linda Megna --

...and even though most of us hadn't seen each other since the mid-70s, the years fell away almost magically. I can't remember when I've had a lovelier afternoon.

Fortunately, the great Jefferico Alano Grosso, celebrated Italian director of films and flicks, was on hand to record the occasion in a charming mini-documentary.

If the last 30 seconds of this don't bring a tear to your eyes...

I should add that Party itself will be available for viewing online sometime in the next week or so. I don't want to oversell the thing, but time capsules of what it was like to be in your early 20s at a liberal arts college circa Kent State and the curdling of the counter-culture don't come any more evocative.