What’s Happenin’

Jan 28, 2016

Presentation at Bisbee Film Festival

Jim Klein was in town for another stint of editing before Thanksgiving. At the end of his stay, we presented our work in progress at the Bisbee Film Festival. It was great to share rough sequences with an audience for the first time. Folks seemed to love the project, which was very thrilling for us! Kate drove in from New Mexico and it was very cool for Kate and Jim finally to meet in person. Both of them went to Antioch back in the day, but never quite crossed paths (as far as they can figure).

Jim returns to Tucson in March¬†when we’ll begin focusing on the overall structure of the film, after a total of 12 weeks of concentrating on discrete scenes and sequences. We are making exciting progress!!

Sep 16, 2015

In the Thick of Editing

Jim Klein editingThanks to our Indiegogo supporters, I was able to spend about 5 weeks in May and July working with editor Jim Klein. He’s coming back to Tucson in November to present our work in progress with me at the Bisbee Film Festival, and to squeeze in a couple more weeks of editing before the holidays. Big thanks to Mary Beth and JJ for opening your airbnb digs to Jim, and allowing us to turn your dining room into an editing suite for weeks on end!

Meanwhile, as the weather finally cools down here in the desert, I have begun the perk fulfillment process at last! Will be boxing up Kate’s lovely pottery bowls and tiles, slipping Shannon’s stylish anklets into padded envelopes, packing up CD’s and DVD’s, and getting them into the mail in the coming weeks. Hippie Vegan Chef Robert Oser will host his garden tour and gourmet cooking lesson, and Shannon will teach beading workshops. And the Ticket to Ride folks are in for a great party…

Happy autumn equinox to you all!

May 9, 2015


joyful hippies at human be-in 1967

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!! Together, hundreds of generous contributors carried this campaign across the finish line morning of May 6, with 15 hours to spare!! It has been an amazing community effort, and I am so very grateful.

And for those of you who still want to donate, you have not missed the bus!! Additional funds will help us pay for things like archival footage, and animation by Kate Brown (see link in comment below to check out Kate’s work)

Unending gratitude to everyone who has brought the project to this milestone. Now I need to get busy making plane reservations so I can resume editing with Jim–after a nice long nap!

–Bev and the Hippie Family Values team

Apr 15, 2015

New Speedway Boogie

(AKA, One Way or Another This Darkness Got to Give.)

Thanks to everyone who came to the Hut on Easter Sunday to help us launch our fundraising campaign in style! Here’s a taste of the vibe that night, courtesy of indefatigable Tucson music videographer Frank Ramos.

If you haven’t visited our Indiegogo page yet, check it out HERE.

Apr 5, 2015

Hippie Family Values Indiegogo Launch Party!

SUN, APR 5, 2015, 4-8pm
The Hut / 305 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ / $10 @ door

Jane on Fourth Ave

Lady Jane on Fourth Ave sez thumbs up to Hippie Family Values!

Spring greetings to you all!

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday for a 4-band dance jam to launch a fundraising campaign in support of my documentary in progress, HIPPIE FAMILY VALUES.

Here’s the fabulous line-up for Sunday’s fundraiser:

4-5 Top Dead Center
5-6 Wayback Machine
6-7 Mitzi Cowell Band
7-8 Planet Jam

PRESS from Spring 2015
»Grab the love beads for ‘Hippy Family Values’ fundraiser, AZ Daily Star
»Hippie Celebration, Tucson Weekly

Thanks for all your support, and hope to see you there!