Sep 24, 2005

Coffee House Rendezvous (1968)

My friends are probably sick of me nattering on about this educational short, yet everyone I've shown this flick to has been converted. Perhaps you, dear reader, need to be next. In order to get young people from standing around on a street corner, a lot of people with horned-rimmed glasses start having impromptu coffee houses in garages and church basements so the kids can come in and stay out of trouble. Largely, they get to hear really bad covers of Joan Baez and Rolling Stones songs, and some cheesy poetry. Sign me up! The hook for this irresistibly wrong but noble look at youth rehabilitation is a superb title song that I guarantee you will sing for days. If you have a 45 RPM of it, we can be friends real fast.

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