THE DARK SIDE OF TOMORROW
1970, Valiant International Pictures, 84 min, USA, Dir: Jack Deerson, Barbara Peeters

With their husbands out of town on business, Denise and Adria, two bored and lonely housewives living in a planned community in Chatsworth, go out for a day on the town, only to stumble upon a young lesbian couple. Igniting Adria’s curiosity and Denise’s long-repressed urges, the two friends begin a secret affair, which is soon threatened by a chance meeting with two attractive young men - who Denise fears will take away her new lover. Co-directed by Barbara Peeters (HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP) and cinematographer Jacques Deerson (TWO LANE BLACKTOP), THE DARK SIDE OF TOMORROW (aka JUST THE TWO OF US) is a low-key and clearly personal examination of sexual awakening, fear and repression. Set against the swinging hippie culture of early-’70s L.A., the film is a valuable portrait of lesbian love as part of the American experience.


WILLIE NELSON’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
1979, 100 min, USA, Dir: Yabo Yablonsky

Over the past four decades, Willie Nelson has summoned fellow music greats to Southern locales for Independence Day concerts, and for his 1974 picnic at the Texas World Speedway, he also invited cameras along. Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Leon Russell, Doug Kershaw, Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey and others take the stage for a three-day celebration of beer, BBQ and outlaw country. The Texas equivalent to WOODSTOCK!


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