Cinema: Like It Was

You Are What You Eat is a historical documentary of considerable charm. What it documents is not so much a state of affairs as a state of mind —the dreamy life-style of the U.S. hippie back in 1967. Like its subject, it is both brash and beautiful, dull and delightful, exhibitionistic and embarrassed. For adults sufficiently permissive just to sit back and inhale, it is a gas.

The film is a collaboration of three senior citizens—Producer-Composer Peter Yarrow, 30, of Peter, Paul and Mary; Cameraman Barry Feinstein, 37; and Entrepreneur Michael Butler, 41, the...

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