Hippie Highrise

From 1968 to 1975, a brand new high rise was taken over by a few thousand hippies, draft dodgers, dreamers, Vietnam vets, drug dealers, bikers, Jesus Freaks, free lovers, addicts, artists, anarchists and runaways. For seven turbulent years, Rochdale College served as the largest drug distribution warehouse in North America, home to thousands of refugees from the “straight society”, and a never-ending orgy of drugs, sex, and invention. This feature documentary digs into this unbelievable story.


Director Bruce McDonald

For  Crave (Bell Media)