Experimental Documentary: “True Hallucinations”
Based on the autobiographical memoir by the groundbreaking author, lecturer and psychonaut Terence McKenna, the experimental documentary “True Hallucinations,” by filmmaker Peter Bergmann, knits together nearly three hours of consciousness-raising McKenna audio recordings with psychedelic imagery and music. The movie itself becomes a kind of trip, a journey to the subconscious and the edges of the universe. For those fearful of hallucinogens, Bergmann’s movie is an indispensable illustration that all is well. Everything is perfect. All is possible. “True Hallucinations” blurs boundaries, explores new realms and, ultimately, gives us profound cause for hope.