In the heyday of 1960s idealism, filmmaker Ralph Arlyck lived and went to graduate school in the epicenter of hippiedom: San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Above him lived a four-year-old named Sean who often wandered barefoot down to Arlyck's apartment to talk about regular kid things, like how you need bones to hold up your body. Always the film student, Arlyck turned on his camera, and the fifteen-minute film Sean documented its star talking happily about everything from smoking pot to how to pick out a junkie.
Thirty years later, Arlyck returned to San Francisco to see what had become of his favorite flower-power poster boy. His documentary, Following Sean, screens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli. Tickets are $5.75 for members, $6.75 for matinee screenings, students and seniors, and $8.75 for general admission. For more information, go to www.denverfilm.org.