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Maryland Film Festival Day 2: 'Orange Sunshine' director's risk-taking pays off

Maryland Film Festival Day 2: 'Orange Sunshine' director's risk-taking pays off

News and tidbits from Day 2 of the 2016 Maryland Film Festival. 

'Orange Sunshine' director takes a big risk in winning subjects' trust

A special award for tenacity should probably be given to William A. Kirkley, who spent 10 years making “Orange Sunshine,” an extraordinary documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a ‘60s-era LSD manufacturing combine known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.

He should also get a second award for taking the biggest risk, at least logistically.

Much of the first seven years, Kirkley says, was spent finding former Brotherhood members and convincing them to trust him with their...

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