The Trip

  • Roger Corman /
  • USA /
  • 1967 /
  • 86 mins

Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper, Salli Sachse, Barboura Morris

Corman drops a psychedelic bomb and everyone gets high.

 Please note this film contains strobing light effects.

A television director (Peter Fonda) takes LSD (scored from Dennis Hopper) for the first time, with his friend (Bruce Dern) as chaperone. With a man’s mind literally turning inside out on screen, Corman’s kaleidoscopic acid trip (from a detailed script by Jack Nicholson) is an essential flashback to swinging 60s counter-culture on celluloid, which saw several of The Trip’s key players reunite two years later for the mighty Easy Rider.

Watch a video guide through this year's Roger Corman retrospective with EIFF Programmer Niall Greig Fulton here:

 

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