First Friday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Film: Saint Misbehavin’
Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Room 12, Portland
Doors at 7:00 pm, film will begin at 7:15. By donation; all are welcome. We’ll follow the film with a short conversation in light of the current world. Tea and sweets will be on hand.
This rollicking, informative, and sometimes hilarious documentary about Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy, follows his unpredictable and brilliantly creative life from the late 1950s to the early 2000s. Wavy’s crazy, courageous activism, full-throttle humor, and boundless commitment to consciousness change are exactly what’s needed in this current cultural moment.
From living in the East Village through the Beat scene, to the Hog Farm, to being beaten to a pulp during the Chicago Democratic Convention – whew – to antiwar protests with a broken back, and on to Europe, on the bus overland to India and beyond. Talk about a long strange trip . . .
Bob Weir said, “Wavy is a saint in a clown suit.” Wavy said, “Yeah, saint misbehavin.'” There you go.
Wavy was interviewed three years ago in his hometown of Berkeley, CA, in the Eastbay Express:
“When asked for thoughts on Occupy, or the recent protests following Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of the police in Baltimore, he replied without hesitation, “I’m only sad that I just don’t have the physical wherewithal to jump in. But it needs more jokes. I’d be the guy tying balloons to the barbed wire.” “
He’s still trucking today at 82, tripping with the Dead, helping Seva save eyes in Nepal, working with kids, reminiscing with Ram Dass. Still a big-hearted culture jammer, a teacher, a visionary – we could use more mind-bending clowns like Wavy today.
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