Daily Dose Pick: Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie

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Documenting the life and times of the quintessential hippie, Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie profiles a beat poet turned peace-loving clown.

The man known as Wavy Gravy started life as Hugh Romney — a poet, comedian, Merry Prankster, and Woodstock organizer who became a social activist, famed Hog Farm commune founder, and spiritualist in the guise of a clown. A friend of Bob Dylan, Tiny Tim, and the Grateful Dead, he has lived an enviable existence, which is brilliantly captured on film by director Michelle Esrick, with a little help from veteran documentary filmmaker and producer DA Pennebaker.

Visit the Saint Misbehavin’ website, become a fan on Facebook, check out Wavy Gravy’s own site, and check out screenings in SF and NYC.

Click through below for a gallery of images from the film.

Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick

An image of Wavy Gravy (then Hugh Romney) from the photo session for his album Third Stream Humor. Still image from Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick

Wavy Gravy and his wife Jahanara Romney in an image taken from their personal scrapbook. Still image from Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick

Wavy Gravy in Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick

Jackson Brown, Wavy Gravy, Dan Bern and David Crosby performing at a Seva Foundation benefit concert produced by Wavy Gravy. Still image from Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick

Wavy Gravy, Bob Weir, and Bonnie Raitt performing at a Seva Foundation benefit concert produced by Wavy Gravy. Still image from Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick

Jahanara Romney, Wavy Gravy’s wife. Still image from the film Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick

A quart of Ben & Jerry’s Wavy Gravy ice cream. Still image from the film Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, directed by Michelle Esrick