“Orange Sunshine reveals the heretofore underexplored role of smart, young people fighting a noble—albeit mind-altering— cause against an increasingly polarized and conservative national mindset. The Brotherhood of Eternal Love ended up just as battle-scarred as everyone else post-Vietnam, but man, oh man, did they aim high.” (Austin Chronicle)
In the early 1960s, a collection of family, friends, and surfers from sleepy Orange County, California, formed a church centered on the use of psychedelics. The utopian group was known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and their mission was to change the world. Featuring interviews with founding members—many of whom have never shared their story before—and using photos and Super 8 reenactments, this entertaining documentary includes a drug smuggling tale like no other. After enjoying the wild ride, you’ll ask yourself what the Brotherhood gained, the price its members paid, and its meaning for today’s America.