on the front lines of cultural chaos since 1984.

The IFC Center just announced a great midnight festival starting in late July and running through the summer that will feature hippy counterculture movies from the '60s -- like Riot on Sunset Strip (with Mimsy Farmer's fabulous acid flip out dance); Maryjane, a pot movie starring Fabian; Psych-Out about drugs in San Fransisco starring Jack Nicholson; The Love-Ins about a Timothy Leary-like professor advocating LSD; and my favorite, Wild in the Streets, starring Christopher Jones as a rock star who becomes president and forces everyone over 30 (including his mother, played with gusto by Shelley Winters) into concentration camps where they are dosed with LSD. It's a wickedly funny satire and also stars Hal Holbrook, Diane Varsi and Richard Pyror.