My Psychedelic Love Story

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MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY asks the question why Timothy Leary, the High Priest of LSD, became a narc in 1974 and seemingly abandoned the millions he urged to turn on, tune in and drop out. Was his “perfect love” Joanna Harcourt-Smith a government pawn, as suggested by Allen Ginsberg? Or was she simply a rich, beautiful, young woman out for the adventure of a lifetime? Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris and Harcourt-Smith will reexamine this chaotic period of her life and explore the mystery of the Leary saga: his period of exile, reimprisonment and subsequent cooperation with the authorities. Devotion or selfishness? Perfect love or outright betrayal? Destiny or manipulation?

For Your Consideration

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Executive Producers: Errol Morris
Producers: Robert Fernandez, Steven Hathaway

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Accolades

 “My Psychedelic Love Story gives Morris the chance to show his gentler side, resulting in a sensitive, bittersweet romance that ranks as his most satisfying movie in years.”

– Indiewire

“… Joanna Harcourt-Smith spins a heck of a story”

– The Wrap

 “Pretty far out.”

– The Hollywood Reporter