Essential Movies For Musicians: Alice’s Restaurant (1969)

Alice’s Restaurant (1969) is a shaggy dog story, an autobiography, a song, a snapshot of hippie counterculture, a glimpse into the end of the folk era, and one wild ride of a movie.

The crazy part, for me, is that I knew the story of the song and film long before I ever had a chance to hear or see either. Paul the Beatnik knew everybody involved, even Woody.