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Bubblegum Dream Machine

Length: 74 min.

Ages: 13 - adult (preteens generally welcome)

Release: 2023

Synopsis:

Set in the turbulent days of 1968- a year of assassinations, riots, Vietnam protests, and the ongoing delusion of the Summer of Love movement- an up-and-coming young band called The Windies has to choose between fame or faith after they unexpectedly get radically saved by a bunch of "Jesus Freaks" at a Christian coffee house. This funky musical drama explores the cost and reward of standing for your faith in an unbelieving world, presented in pure 1960s fashion- from Archies and Monkees-style characters to A Hard Day's Night stream-of-consciousness to the strange, psychedelic world of H.R. Pufnstuf.

Though not a literal sequel, this can be considered a spiritual sequel to Little Crooked House. Downloading only available on laptops and computers, not phones.

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Bubblegum Dream Machine

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Trivia and Hidden Extras

This is not a biographical-style film of 1968; rather, it's a look at 1968 through the phony lenses of pop culture nostalgia, with the film playing out like an episode of The Monkees or The Archies television shows, with elements from The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night and Sid and Marty Krofft children's shows. YC's own Little Crooked House does the same thing with the late 1950s.

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