Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll in BERKELEY!! Uncensored pt 1
"Berkeley" on DVD available now.
Join CARRIE KEAGAN for another exclusive and uncensored episode of NO GOOD TV's UP CLOSE featuring the cast and director of the movie Berkeley part 1.
Berkeley is the story of Ben Sweet (Nick Roth), an eighteen year old middleclass boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and roll, and political activism which turns his conservative world upside down, and leaves him on a path of exploration and self-discovery, far from the life of his father, Sy (Henry Winkler).

Director's Statement
Why did I make this film? Why does anyone make any film? I thought it was relevant, and it was a journey for me to explore why I became who I've become. At eighteen, I was an innocent. I won't say my whole peer group was, but we weren't afraid of so many things... we were curious, hopeful, and as I engaged in the anti-war movement I felt more empowered. I thought I could have it all... make great political films, travel, be an intellectual and part of a socialist revolution.

Like my protagonist, I went to college because it was expected of me. It was an easier choice, because I needed the student deferment to avoid going to Viet Nam. In high school I defended my dad's Republicanism, and within two years I was calling him a "capitalist pig."

After I had dealt with my divorce in JACK THE DOG, and my sisters murder in MANHOOD, I felt I should make a film about my transformation from nice, middleclass Jewish boy to long-haired radical filmmaker; not because I thought myself so remarkable, but because I thought I was so very much a symbol of my generation. At the same time, my son, Nick was entering college and had decided to go to Berkeley and study Philosophy.

It seemed a wonderful idea to collaborate with Nick and revisit a time like no other. Looking back, my choices seemed so arbitrary. I remembered a great deal, but understood very little.

All I knew was I started college as a conservative who would play golf and go into his dad's carpet business, and ended it uncertain, having abandoned golf and exploring the possibility that I might be a poet or a novelist. I still have my doubts, but thirty-five years later I remain grateful for every young man and woman who crossed my path. They all left their mark on my memory, and guided me a bit to the music. At Berkeley I learned to fly.

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