Alice's Restaurant ★★½ 1969 (PG)
Based on the popular and funny 20-minute Arlo Guthrie song “Alice's Restaurant Massacre” about a Flower Child during the Last Big War who gets hassled for littering, man. Step back in time and study the issues of the hippie era, including avoiding the draft, dropping out of college, and dealing with the local pigs. Sort of a modern movie in the cinematic ambling genre, in that nothing really happens. 111m/C VHS, DVD. Arlo Guthrie, James Broderick, Pat Quinn, Geoff Outlaw, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Michael McClanathan, Tina Chen, Kathleen Dabney, William Obanhein, Graham Jarvis, M. Emmet Walsh; D: Arthur Penn; W: Arthur Penn, Venabel Herndon; C: Michael Nebbia; M: Garry Sherman, Arlo Guthrie.