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Commune Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In 1968 members of San Francisco's Mime Troupe and Digger Movement decided to separate from society and form their own community, known as the Black Bear Ranch, to reconnect with nature and experience a different way of life. At the turn of the new century the resilient counterculture settlement was still active at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, and filmmaker Jonathan Berman traveled to the eighty-acre tract to explore just how the Black Bear Ranch continues to thrive despite the concerns of their suspicious neighbors and the ever-present eyes of the F.B.I. Life is lived at a different pace at the Black Bear Ranch, and now, as nostalgic members of the commune openly discuss just how life in the community has changed over the years, outsiders can finally see precisely how the bold social experiment has continued to defy all predictions regarding its longevity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 22, 2005

Crew

Jonathan Berman
Director
Jonathan Berman
Producer
Larry Blume
Producer
Jonathan Miller
Producer
Christian Ettinger
Producer
Jonathan Berman
Screenwriter
Tamas Bojtor
Cinematographer
Marisa Simpson
Editor
Michael Taylor
Editor
Zed Frick
Co-producer
Christopher Barnett
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Broderick
Consultant/advisor
Alan Deutsch
Camera Operator
Rob VanAlkemade
Camera Operator
Jonathan Berman
Camera Operator
Glenfield Payne
Sound Editor
Richard Fairbanks
Sound Editor
Anjali George
Assistant Editor
Katherine Fisher
Additional Editing
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