Hofmann's Potion

Hofmann's Potion


                                Hofmann's Potion
| 56 min

This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. Featuring interviews with LSD pioneers, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, this is much more than a simple chronicle of LSD's early days. It's an alternative way of looking at the drug... and our world.

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Générique
  • réalisateur
    Connie Littlefield
  • producteur
    Kent Martin
  • prise de vues
    Nigel Markham
  • monteur
    Lawrence Jackman
  • enregistrement sonore
    Alex Salter
    Jane Porter
    Arthur McKay
  • narration - écriture
    Connie Littlefield
  • narrateur
    Michael Jones
  • assistance à la caméra
    Kyle Cameron
  • gérant de production
    Patricia Coughran
  • musicien
    Norman Adams
    Christopher Wilkinson
  • enregistrement de la musique
    Rod Sneddon
  • ré-enregistrement
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • None
    Chris Crilly
    Lawrence Jackman
  • recherche
    Connie Littlefield
  • obtention des droits
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • conseiller à la production
    Myron Stolaroff
  • coordonnateur technique
    Patricia Coughran
    Claude Cardinal
  • montage son
    Alex Salter
  • titres
    NFB Visual Effects Services
  • montage en ligne
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • commis de studio
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • administrateur de programme
    John William Lutz
  • producteur exécutif
    Sally Bochner

  • None

    Using LSD for addiction is a good idea. The give out opioids like candy I believe the pharmaceutical companies are are keeping LSD therapy at bay. It's another tool to combat addiction. So they should have it as an alternative if people choose to use another way of not using drugs.

    None, 29 Déc 2018
  • sagonaut

    Glad I came across this in a roundabout way.NFB is a treasure chest and as LaoziSailor wrote,a jewel.

    sagonaut, 7 Jul 2013
  • LaoziSailor

    Amazing how certain jewels remain burred for so long.

    LaoziSailor, 11 Aoû 2012
  • magichabits

    I found you could fast-forward by clicking where you want in the time bar and holding it for several seconds. The white bar then extends to the point where you clicked and held and the movie plays from there.

    magichabits, 6 Sep 2011
  • earthlover

    Is there no way to fastforward on this movie player? It is sometimes difficult to watch a whole doc at one sitting but I would like to see the rest without repeating what I have already seen. Please enable the ability to scroll through the films.

    earthlover, 17 Fév 2011
  • trancemuter

    wonderful film, everybody should see this.

    trancemuter, 8 Fév 2011
  • RasMoney

    Fantastic film. Probably the best LSD documentary ever. Classic.

    RasMoney, 11 Jan 2011
  • ninelowe

    Amazing, amazing film. I love it!

    ninelowe, 1 Mai 2010