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The Sunshine Makers (2017)



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A real-life 'Breaking Bad' for the psychedelic set, THE SUNSHINE MAKERS reveals the fascinating, untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counter-culture. United in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD, these underground chemists manufactured a massive amount of acid, including the gold standard for quality LSD, 'Orange Sunshine,' all while staying one step ahead of the Feds. From the producer of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN and LISTEN TO ME MARLON, THE SUNSHINE MAKERS premiered last year at the prestigious DOC NYC film festival to critical acclaim. The documentary has thrilled audiences with its stranger-than-fiction look into the lives of two "LSD evangelists."

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This documentary meanders a bit as it goes between time periods, but it's never less than entertaining and illuminating.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Feilding-Mellen clearly sees them as counterculture heroes. As our national attitude toward drug laws evolves, "The Sunshine Makers" makes that case fairly well.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even if you never shake the feeling that there's more to this story, more darkness and scares, there's no question that hanging out with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn on acid has its appeal.

January 19, 2017 | Full Review…

For a documentary about two men who were big-time drug dealers back in the day, The Sunshine Makers is a quaint, damn-near-adorable bit of nostalgia.

January 18, 2017 | Full Review…

It's an astonishing tale, even if it's roughly told here.

January 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Fiction and nonfiction film alike thrive on characters, and The Sunshine Makers has at least one truly mesmerizing figure -- arguably more.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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