Psych-Out. 1968. USA. Directed by Richard Rush. With Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Dern, Jack Nicholson. 101 min.
Club members considered the drug and hippie culture of the 1960s to be cultural touchstones, which made this San Francisco–set melodrama of youthful escape and hallucinogenics ideal fare. Cult performers-to-be Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Susan Strasberg, and Dean Stockwell all went on to more prestigious projects in the New Hollywood of the 1970s and ’80s.