2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Orange Sunshine

Tuesday, March 15
4:30PM - 6:04PM


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The never-before-told story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love – a spiritual group of surfers and hippies in Southern California that became the largest suppliers of psychedelic drugs in the world during the 1960s and early 1970s. Bonded by their dreams to fight social injustice and spread peace, this unlikely band of free-spirited idealists quickly transformed into a drug-smuggling empire and at the same time inadvertently invented the modern illegal drug trade. At the head of the Brotherhood, and the heart of this story, is the anti-capitalistic husband and wife team, who made it their mission to change the world through LSD.

Section: Documentary Feature Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 94min

Director: William A. Kirkley

Executive Producer: Mike Manser

Producer: William A. Kirkley, Andrew Fuller, Debra Maniscalco

Screenwriter: William A. Kirkley

Cinematographer: Rudiger Barth

Editor: Chris Catanach

Sound Designer: Mitch Dorf

Music: Matt Costa

Additional Credits: Music Supervisor: Cary LoGrande, Color: Beau Leon, Wardrobe Stylist: Julie Jones, Additional Camera: Rich Shaefer

Principal Cast: Michael Randall, Carol Griggs Randall, Travis Ashbrook, Ron Bevan, Wendy Bevan, Rick Bevan, Michael Kennedy


William's first film, Excavating Taylor Mead, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was called "One of the top 10 films to see in 2005" by Artforum Magazine. It was later included in that year's Witney Biennial. Orange Sunshine is his second feature-length documentary. William currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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Andrew Fuller



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