Up pill, down pill

United States, 1970

Film
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An open-ended dramatisation that explores different lifestyles - lifestyles through which the central figures try to adjust to disappointments and frustrations. For two young men pills offer an escape from life, in contrast Charlie, an old man who objects to being retired, pours his energies into a derelict boat. Designed to stimulate discussion of the type of decisions young people must make.

Credits

producer/director

J. Gary Mitchell

production company

Bailey Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:23:30:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29970

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Alternative lifestyles

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social psychology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social sciences - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Psychology - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Social sciences - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alternative lifestyles

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Choice (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Decision-making

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Lifestyles

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychology - Study and teaching

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Social psychology

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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