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Walking On Water Wasn't Built in a Day

In April 1970, the first Earth Day in Philadelphia was actually a weeklong celebration for Mother Earth.

Newly remastered in 2K from an original 16mm print, WALKING ON WATER WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY was shot in and around the city, with cameo appearances and observations by the likes of Terry Southern, Jerry Rubin, mayor John Lindsay, Wavy Gravy, and many more.

Featured prominently in the film is famed Beat poet Allen Ginsburg, riffing on American culture and society—at the main Earth Week event on Belmont Plateau, during a van ride across Pennsylvania, over breakfast at a Howard Johnson’s, and reading from his poem “Bayonne Turnpike To Tuscarora” as he sits on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The talk is of polarization and the battle for the soul of America.

Fifty years later, the battle goes on.

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