American Commune USA, 2012, 91 minutes Director: Rena Croshere, Nadine Mundo
In 1970, 1,500 hippies and their guru Stephen Gaskin founded The Farm, a commune in rural Tennessee. Members forked over their savings, grew their own food, and built a self-sufficient society. Raised in this alternative community, filmmakers Rena and Nadine return for the first time since leaving in 1985. Ready to face the past, they chart the rise and fall of America's largest utopian socialist experiment. The idealism of a community destroyed by its own success is reflected in the personal story of a family split apart by differences.
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