Sean (1970)

I ran across this documentary by Ralph Arlyck on Max Schaaf’s blog. It must be so insane to look back on the late 60′s and early 70′s. Cut through all the counter-culture rhetoric bullshit and you’re left with a failed experiment in societal change.

“History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of ‘history’ it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time—and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

There was a follow-up documentary filmed in 2005 that revisits Sean as a grown man. You can watch it online as well if you search it out. The original documentary holds so much more allure though if you never reveal the boys fate to yourself.