Re: The Ultimate Trip
does anyone know where I can see this documentary/story?
I saw it in 1987 at the SATTC in Peru. I don't have a copy but if anyone does, I would definitely be interested in adding it to the xFamily.org video archive
. There is a copy
in the Boston Public Library Media Catalog
but apparently it is "for programming use by libraries and organizations in Massachusetts" and "not available for use by individual borrowers." According to WorldCat.org
, it can also be found in 5 more libraries in the United States. However, even assuming one could get one of these libraries to loan it for use outside the library, the problem is that it is on 16mm film which is not very easy to transfer to a VHS tape or DVD and requires special equipment (telecine).
It was definitely the most positive TV coverage ever broadcast about the COG and it seems they treated it as a half-hour advertisement for the cult. Besides showing it to their children in the mid-1980s, during the early 1970s they often arranged for public screenings of the film.