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Salon El Zaguán: Film Screening & Panel The Roads of the Seventies

  • Historic Santa Fe Foundation 545 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)
   Sally Ann Dancing (Captured still frame from 'The Roads of the Seventies')

Sally Ann Dancing (Captured still frame from 'The Roads of the Seventies')

Salon El Zaguán: Film Screening & Panel
The Roads of the Seventies
Thursday, March 22 at 1pm

Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents Film Screening and Panel on The Roads of the Seventies as part of our Salon El Zaguán monthly lecture series. The talk is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1pm in the sala of HSFF offices located at 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, Santa Fe.

There is no charge for admission for members and the non-members entry fee is $5. RSVP is required to 505-983-2567 or info@historicsantafe.org. Membership information on our Join & Give page.

ABOUT THE TALK:
We are all familiar with the iconic imagery of the sixties: painted dancers gyrating to psychedelic music, a flower placed in the muzzle of a rifle while a nervous National Guardsman looks on. This decade and its subsequent movement was highly influential on American society. A migration of free-spirited young people to off the map locations, where there was room to move, created an atmosphere where anti-establishment rejection of the status quo, experimentation with psychedelics, and a back-to-the-land paradigm, could be explored.

Northern New Mexico was an ideal location and became a magnet for youth in America, lured by the concept of communes rather than communism. Individuals hitchhiked the roads of the nation in the sixties and seventies looking to find themselves. Most eventually moved on, returning to more conventional daily lives, but this important period contributed to our collective experience and helped to create a large shift in the mindset and culture of our country. What are the lingering effects of the counterculture movement in those years?

This is the question that filmmaker and Salon El Zaguán panelist John Eddy hopes to explore. Eddy is a Santa Fe filmmaker who will present edited footage captured by an amateur 8mm cameraman during the 1960s and 1970s. The cameraman later made Santa Fe his home during those pivotal decades and eventually becoming a well-known local jeweler.

The narrative produced, much as with anyone else's home movies, tells a personal story, but also reflects the flavor of those times. The Roads of the Seventies offers a singular document of the experience of the counterculture period in Santa Fe’s history. In HSFF’s March Salon El Zaguán, Eddy will use his film as a jumping off point for a panel discussion with those who lived through this influential period.

This unique Salon will be held on Thursday, March 22 at 1pm and will begin with the short film (which was previously screened in a VW bus during the New Mexico History Museum’s Summer of Love exhibition). Following the screening, Eddy will moderate an intimate discussion between the audience and a few chosen "survivors" of those years to explore the effects that the influx of young people from around the nation had on Santa Fe neighborhoods and the greater community.

It will be a good opportunity for all to explore the memories and effects of those years: Do any of the values learned live on in our hearts and daily practices? What were the ultimate changes experienced by our community – both good and bad?

Please join us for this special event, and see Sally Ann dance!


There is no charge for admission for members and the non-members entry fee is $5. RSVP is required to 505-983-2567 or info@historicsantafe.org. Membership information on our Join & Give page.

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