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Urban Myths: When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD

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Genre: Drama & Comedy
Production Year: 2017
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Broadcaster: Sky Arts
Producer: Two Brothers

During the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's North by NorthWest, Cary Grant had become fascinated - yet cautious about LSD. He believed that it was the elixir of life yet should be taken in moderation. Timothy Leary had a similar journalistic fascination with the drug and wanted to explore Grant's affection for it. This film takes place in Grant's trailer. Leary invites himself along and during a break in filming, he and Grant inadvertently consume a heroic dose. We go on their acid trip with them during which some of Grant's dark and detailed autobiographical imaginings are brought to life in the most kaleidoscopic journey you'll see this year! "Fascinating and amusing...it's trippily transcendent...a scintillating watch" - The Observer. Starring: Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard), Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones).

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