William A. Kirkley’s documentary Orange Sunshine tells the story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a 1960s counterculture collective known for their large-scale distribution of LSD.
Kirkley talks to Filmmaker Magazine about what drew him to the project, saying, “I grew up in Orange County, where the story takes place, and it was kind of the local urban legend about this group that had once lived there. Orange County is a very conservative place and I couldn’t believe that something that interesting had happened there. Especially Laguna Beach: it’s a small artist colony, and there is something to me very magical about it. I went there a lot as a child and I wondered if the Brotherhood had had some kind of impact on that.”
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