Timothy Leary

Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under controlled conditions. Leary conducted experiments under the Harvard Psilocybin Project during American legality of LSD and psilocybin, resulting in the Concord Prison Experiment and the Marsh Chapel Experiment. Leary's colleague, Richard Alpert, was fired from Harvard University on May 27, 1963 for giving psilocybin to an undergraduate student. Leary was planning to leave Harvard when his teaching contract expired in June, the following month. He was fired, for "failure to keep classroom appointments", with his pay docked on April 30. (Wikipedia)

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Conceiving Ada (1999)

Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the "difference ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Hershman Leeson
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Francesca Faridany  •  Timothy Leary  •  Karen Black

Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the "difference ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Hershman Leeson
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Francesca Faridany  •  Timothy Leary  •  Karen Black

Nice Dreams (1981)

Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Tommy Chong  •  Stacy Keach  •  Evelyn Guerrero

Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Tommy Chong  •  Stacy Keach  •  Evelyn Guerrero

Shocker (1989)

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Mitch Pileggi  •  Sam Scarber  •  Camille Cooper

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Mitch Pileggi  •  Sam Scarber  •  Camille Cooper

Return Engagement (1983)

Return Engagement is a 1983 documentary film directed by Alan Rudolph about the tour debate between Timothy Leary and G. Gordon Liddy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  G. Gordon Liddy  •  Timothy Leary

Return Engagement is a 1983 documentary film directed by Alan Rudolph about the tour debate between Timothy Leary and G. Gordon Liddy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  G. Gordon Liddy  •  Timothy Leary

Diaries, Notes, and Sketches (1969)

An epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Mekas
CAST:  Jane Brakhage  •  Stan Brakhage  •  John Cale  •  Storm De Hirsch

An epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Mekas
CAST:  Jane Brakhage  •  Stan Brakhage  •  John Cale  •  Storm De Hirsch

Hippies (2007)

The 1960's and 1970's were a time of change, a time of revolution, a time of the Hippies. Hippies reached across the nation and their effects are still felt today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Reda
CAST:  Martin A. Lee  •  Cary Grant  •  Roz Payne  •  Timothy Leary

The 1960's and 1970's were a time of change, a time of revolution, a time of the Hippies. Hippies reached across the nation and their effects are still felt today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Reda
CAST:  Martin A. Lee  •  Cary Grant  •  Roz Payne  •  Timothy Leary

Night Visions (1990)

Stubborn detective Tom Mackey, assigned to a Los Angeles murder case involving a couple of serial killings, gets increasingly frustrated with the dead end leads he's following and the lack of appreciation he gets from his chief, police captain Keller. Enter Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  James Remar  •  Loryn Locklin  •  Penny Johnson  •  Mitch Pileggi

Stubborn detective Tom Mackey, assigned to a Los Angeles murder case involving a couple of serial killings, gets increasingly frustrated with the dead end leads he's following and the lack of appreciation he gets from his chief, police captain Keller. Enter Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  James Remar  •  Loryn Locklin  •  Penny Johnson  •  Mitch Pileggi

John & Yoko's Year of Peace (2000)

The year: 1969. Headlines blare war and civil unrest while John Lennon and Yoko Ono are in love. The eccentic rock 'n' roll couple has just gotten married, and more than happy to be together, they want to change the world. Lying in a hotel bed surrounded by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGrath
CAST:  Laurie Brown  •  John Lennon  •  Yōko Ono  •  Pierre Elliott Trudeau

The year: 1969. Headlines blare war and civil unrest while John Lennon and Yoko Ono are in love. The eccentic rock 'n' roll couple has just gotten married, and more than happy to be together, they want to change the world. Lying in a hotel bed surrounded by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGrath
CAST:  Laurie Brown  •  John Lennon  •  Yōko Ono  •  Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD (2002)

Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, was being used by researchers trying to understand the human mind. This documentary is a fascinating look at the story of "acid" before it hit the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Connie Littlefield
CAST:  Stanislav Grof  •  Albert Hofmann  •  Humphry Osmond  •  Ram Dass

Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, was being used by researchers trying to understand the human mind. This documentary is a fascinating look at the story of "acid" before it hit the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Connie Littlefield
CAST:  Stanislav Grof  •  Albert Hofmann  •  Humphry Osmond  •  Ram Dass

Rude Awakening (1989)

In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is about to start ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Russo  •  David Greenwalt
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Eric Roberts  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Robert Carradine

In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is about to start ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Russo  •  David Greenwalt
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Eric Roberts  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Robert Carradine

Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (1992)

Eli is a burglar who is caught in the act by Twinkle, an heiress who coerces him into a sexual relationship. Their violent break-up makes him a fugitive in search of a new identity. He lands in a trashy trailer park where he touches the lives of several ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Hershman
CAST:  Max Parrish  •  Adrienne Shelly  •  Sean Young  •  Diane Ladd

Eli is a burglar who is caught in the act by Twinkle, an heiress who coerces him into a sexual relationship. Their violent break-up makes him a fugitive in search of a new identity. He lands in a trashy trailer park where he touches the lives of several ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Hershman
CAST:  Max Parrish  •  Adrienne Shelly  •  Sean Young  •  Diane Ladd

Roadside Prophets (1992)

Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz of the Beastie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abbe Wool
CAST:  John Doe  •  Adam Horovitz  •  David Carradine  •  Arlo Guthrie

Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz of the Beastie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abbe Wool
CAST:  John Doe  •  Adam Horovitz  •  David Carradine  •  Arlo Guthrie

Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (2016)

Icons of '60s counterculture, Harvard psychologists Timothy Leary and Ram Dass became estranged until an illness inspired their fascinating reunion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gay Dillingham
CAST:  Timothy Leary  •  Ram Dass  •  Robert Redford

Icons of '60s counterculture, Harvard psychologists Timothy Leary and Ram Dass became estranged until an illness inspired their fascinating reunion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gay Dillingham
CAST:  Timothy Leary  •  Ram Dass  •  Robert Redford

The Transcendental Object at the End of Time (2014)

An audio-visual journey through the mind of Terence McKenna.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bergmann
CAST:  Terence McKenna  •  Timothy Leary  •  Ram Dass  •  Rupert Sheldrake

An audio-visual journey through the mind of Terence McKenna.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bergmann
CAST:  Terence McKenna  •  Timothy Leary  •  Ram Dass  •  Rupert Sheldrake

Fix: The Ministry Movie (2011)

Provides an insider's view of the groundbreaking, outrageous, creative juggernaut that was the band Ministry - during their world tour - as front man Al Jourgensen slips into drug addiction. Ministry made industrial rock mainstream, and along the way their music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Freel
CAST:  Al Jourgensen  •  Paul Barker  •  Trent Reznor  •  Maynard James Keenan

Provides an insider's view of the groundbreaking, outrageous, creative juggernaut that was the band Ministry - during their world tour - as front man Al Jourgensen slips into drug addiction. Ministry made industrial rock mainstream, and along the way their music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Freel
CAST:  Al Jourgensen  •  Paul Barker  •  Trent Reznor  •  Maynard James Keenan

How the Beatles Changed the World (2017)

The fascinating story of the cultural, social, spiritual, and musical revolution ignited by the coming of the Beatles. Tracing the impact that these four band members had, first in their native Britain and soon after worldwide, it reappraises the band and follows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom O'Dell
CAST:  John Lennon  •  George Harrison  •  Thomas Arnold  •  Paul McCartney

The fascinating story of the cultural, social, spiritual, and musical revolution ignited by the coming of the Beatles. Tracing the impact that these four band members had, first in their native Britain and soon after worldwide, it reappraises the band and follows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom O'Dell
CAST:  John Lennon  •  George Harrison  •  Thomas Arnold  •  Paul McCartney

You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (1964)

Description by D.A Pennebaker: "This movie is something of a mystery. Timothy Leary was getting married to a model named Nena Von Schlebrugge up in Millbrook, New York at the Hitchcock house, where Leary had been carrying on his hallucinogenic revelries for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Timothy Leary  •  Monti Rock III  •  Diane Arbus  •  Charles Mingus

Description by D.A Pennebaker: "This movie is something of a mystery. Timothy Leary was getting married to a model named Nena Von Schlebrugge up in Millbrook, New York at the Hitchcock house, where Leary had been carrying on his hallucinogenic revelries for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Timothy Leary  •  Monti Rock III  •  Diane Arbus  •  Charles Mingus

Growing Up in America (1989)

Filmmaker Morley Markson shows Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, and other '60s rebels, then and now in a follow up to his 1971 film "Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morley Markson
CAST:  Abbie Hoffman  •  Allen Ginsberg  •  Jerry Rubin  •  Timothy Leary

Filmmaker Morley Markson shows Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, and other '60s rebels, then and now in a follow up to his 1971 film "Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morley Markson
CAST:  Abbie Hoffman  •  Allen Ginsberg  •  Jerry Rubin  •  Timothy Leary

Cyberpunk (1990)

Stylistic documentary about the cyberpunk movement. William Gibson, author of cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, and Timothy Leary, famous advocate of psychedelic drugs, share their thoughts on the future of society and technology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marianne Schaefer Trench
CAST:  William Gibson  •  Timothy Leary  •  Annette Hunt  •  Vernon Reid

Stylistic documentary about the cyberpunk movement. William Gibson, author of cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, and Timothy Leary, famous advocate of psychedelic drugs, share their thoughts on the future of society and technology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marianne Schaefer Trench
CAST:  William Gibson  •  Timothy Leary  •  Annette Hunt  •  Vernon Reid

Expanding Visions: An Introduction to the New Age Movement (1990)

This video covers the Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, in which cultural leaders of importance to the New Age movement are interviewed and vendors promote wares.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Timothy Leary

This video covers the Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, in which cultural leaders of importance to the New Age movement are interviewed and vendors promote wares.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Timothy Leary
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