It’s A Revolution, Mother!
Biker Babylon: It’s A Revolution, Mother (1968)
Wednesday, January 30th
Film starts at 8:00pm
at Lady Jay’s: 633 Grand St, between Manhattan & Leonard, Bklyn, NY 11211
Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!
Don’t forget to visit the concession stand! This week’s menu by Happy Homesteader…See this week’s menu at the bottom of the post. Food’s on by 7:30, so come hungry and come early!!
In the steel and concrete jungle of the big city, a tribal group survives. The 1%ers. These are the motorcycle freaks. With the kick petal and the boot they work off their frustrations on the man of the street.
The film opens with a 5 minute narrator monologue on biker culture, as told through groovy one liners, before it cuts to The Aliens’ clubhouse…note the club member wearing a Lee Marvin shirt!
When things get uptight, the open road stretches out like a tempting woman. Feed in the gas baby, and you’re free.
Cut to the largest peace rally ever staged in Washington DC. A candle light vigil against a meaningless war. Across town at Dupont Circle, cops rush on radicals, rushing the Vietnam embassy. A bad scene. But all across DC, over 500,000 strong against the war.
Our age man. Yours and mine
Back to the Aliens on the beach. Society’s down on the 1%ers, but the 1%er life is really dynamite man.
Cut to an international rock festival. 50,000 kids on 144 acres of mud. Their mottos are varied, and some incoherent, but the theme is the same. Live life man. Do your own thing and don’t let the man get you down.
The philosophy may sound freaky but out of it may be born a new life style
The thread that ties these scenes together, the peaceful protester, the anarchist radical, the hippie and the 1%er is that notion that the nation is becoming split. Whatever the reason or the route, more and more of societies kids are dropping out. And, what is the outcome if society loses half it’s members? Who will fight the wars?
We shall overcome plays over a peaceful march. Some radical, some conservative, but the time has come to unify. And that, is what’s happening.
With the administration trying to spoon feed propaganda to the youth of today, the possibility of meaningful dialogue becomes more remote. The nation runs a great risk because many of those who protest today are going to withdraw into themselves. They’re gonna do what the motorcycle guys do. Quit the scene. Cop out of society. Leave the rest for the squares. The president thinks he has problems now, think what will happen if the young people start walking out on Uncle Sam.
You know, It’s a revolution, mother!
– Corinna Mantlo
Freedom man. That’s what its all about. You’ve got to groove on freedom, like the good book says.
Don’t forget to visit the concession stand!
For these losers, the open road is where it’s at. You got a roaring hot fire between your legs and it’s like riding a sizzling comet across the land.