Head

85 mins.
Directed by Bob Rafelson
G
1968
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Brian Marchese, host of the Questions But No Answers podcast, dedicated to the music of Michael Nesmith, joins us to introduce the film.


Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees... being catapulted through one of American cinema’s most surreal sixties odysseys.

The brainchild of Bob Rafelson, making his directorial debut; his producing partner and Monkees cocreator Bert Schneider; and Jack Nicholson, a coscreenwriter on the project, HEAD was the fanciful beginning and ignominious end of the TV-bred supergroup’s big-screen career.

In it, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire that’s movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once.

A constantly looping, self-referential spoof that was ahead of its time, HEAD dodged commercial success on its release but has since been reclaimed as one of the great cult objects of its era.


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