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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

The Trip

Fortnight 1969, Feature film,

Synopsis

Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John (Bruce Dern), a self-styled guru who’s an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his first « trip ». John takes Paul to a « freak-out » at his friend Max’s (Dennis Hopper) pad. Splitting the scene, they score some acid from Max and return to John’s split-level pad with an indoor pool. Paul experiences visions of sex, death, strobe lights, flowers, dancing girls, witches, hooded riders, a torture chamber, and a dwarf. He panics but John tells him to « go with it, man. » Would you trust John?

Director

Roger Corman

Born in USA, Corma is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer. After studying engineering, he goes to the 20th Century. He started a prolific artistic career being a producer, a screenwriter, an actor and a distributor. . He is the one who discovered Brian De Palma, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and many other talents. He founded the successful American International Pictures with Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson. He revealed himself in 1960 with horror films ( 8 are adapted from Allan Poe ). He worked aroud 15 years as a director and had great appearences as an actor, for exemple in Philadelphia, Apollo 13 or Scream 3.