‘A Film By Errol Morris’ Trailer: Showtime Doc to Explore Life of Counterculture Icon Timothy Leary

Showtime will explore the later years of outspoken 1960s counterculture figure and psychedelic advocate Timothy Leary in an upcoming documentary from Errol Morris.With a working title of “A Film By Errol Morris,” the Oscar winner behind “Wormwood” and “Fog of War” will center the documentary on Leary’s life after the counterculture era.

Here’s the film’s synopsis, per Showtime: “A Film By Errol Morris” (working title) asks the question why Leary, the High Priest of LSD, became a narc in 1974 and seemingly abandoned the millions he urged to turn on, tune in and drop out.

Was his “perfect love” Joanna Harcourt-Smith a government pawn, as suggested by Allen Ginsberg? Or was she simply a rich, beautiful, young woman out for the adventure of a lifetime? Morris and Harcourt-Smith will reexamine this chaotic period of her life and explore the mystery of the Leary saga: his period of exile,

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