Anaina Hou presents the screening of “TAYLOR CAMP – THE EDGE OF PARADISE”
In 1969, Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bails out a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invites them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon, waves of hippies, surfers, and troubled Vietnam vets find their way to this clothing-optional, pot-friendly, tree house village at the end of the road on Kauai’s North Shore — the ultimate hippie fantasy: order without rules, life in a pristine forest along a tropical beach in paradise; until the locals decide it’s time for them to go.
“Released in 2010, we knew the film had a great subject, unforgettable characters and timeless ‘60s and ‘70s material; but we felt it missed some of the community’s richness and spirit, a spirit that lived on in so many of the Taylor Campers. For seven years after the completion of the original film, the campers sent us a steady stream of new material and ideas. So, we remade the movie into HD with new film clips, photos, interviews and music, adding segments dedicated to surfing, founding the food coop, the first baby born and the Resident Doctor, a Vietnam Flight Surgeon. We also added some of the darker elements of camp life, like the story of the guy who got strung out on cocaine, left Taylor Camp and took off for South America with five hundred dollars and his three-year-old daughter who was conceived during LSD trip. Forty years later, we interview him and his daughter side by side.” – John Wehrheim, Writer/Producer. 
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