Sunday, August 28, 2011

Berkeley in the Sixties

Sorry for the delay in getting this up folks.

Group 1: By Tuesday morning, post a 3-400 word response on Berkeley in the Sixties, directed by Mark Kitchell.

Group 2: By Thursday at noon, post a 200 wordish response to something or things discussed by Group 1.

Here's a piece written in the last 1970s on the Diggers, who operated the free kitchens in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury (and did much of the cooking for Woodstock's 400,000 attendees). I love the inventive playfullness, standard for the Diggers, of the title: Deep Tried Frees:

Here's some info on the People's Park today, which is still around. First is it's website:

Next is a 1999 article from the San Francisco Chronicle (San Fran's largest newspaper):

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Woodstock (1970)

Post a 3-400 word response on Woodstock, directed by Michael Wadleigh. Here's an interview with Wadleigh from 1970, just as Woodstock was being released. It's an interesting take on the concert and the rise of music:

Here's a good short look at what the film doesn't capture directly: