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  1. Aug 30, 2010
    8
    The documentary is one of the most affective ways to capture a time and place in history especially when the subject is as visually compelling as the Cockettes. Counter culture San Francisco history is so saturated with tired tales of the Beat Generation and the Grateful Dead. It was delightful to stumble upon a lesser known group of artists (who were actually quite famous in their own right). Interesting to note were some of the pervasive themes present in the documentary namely the "New York City" response to this "San Francisco" phenomenon. This film depicts a primary example of the West Coast's more open and relaxed attitude toward artistic expression not to mention the DIY aspect of San Francisco art culture (exemplified by the Cockette's costuming and sets) in general. Expand
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77

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  1. Brilliant new documentary.
  2. Has the glorious, gaudy benefit of much stock footage of Those Days, featuring all manner of drag queen, bearded lady and lactating hippie.
  3. This comprehensive and charming film not only recalls those days exactly, it also manages the wonderful trick of taking us back there along with it.