The New York Times finally publishes its obituary for Joanna Harcourt-Smith, and it has a bit of news that I had not seen anywhere else. After mentioning her memoir Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary, it says, "A documentary based on her book is scheduled to air on Nov. 29 on Showtime. The film is by Errol Morris, acclaimed for “The Thin Blue Line” (1988) and “The Fog of War” (2003)."
Here is information about the film, "My Psychedelic Love Story," including a trailer you can watch. Of course, Joanna (as "Joanna Leary") is mentioned repeatedly in The Starseed Signals, so I've put a tag for the book on this blog post.
Oz Fritz read Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary when it came out and his long review is available at his blog.
Just after I wrote the review, I got hired to work on a film and I told the producers that her story would make a great film. They sounded interested, don't know if they ever followed up or if they had anything to do with this doc. Glad it got made.
Seems there have been rumors of a Timothy Leary film for a while. Nice to see it's finally happening and they got to sit down with Joanna before she departed. I never get tired of hearing these stories.
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