image from the documentaryDon’t miss “Following Sean” on POV tonight. In 1969 Ralph Arlyck turned his camera on Sean, a precocious 4-year-old who lived upstairs from him in a crashpad full of hippies in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Arlyck’s candid short film, in which Sean talked casually about smoking pot, garnered great acclaim — and sounded alarms — at the time. Now, 30 years later in the Council-supported film “Following Sean,” Arlyck returns to find Sean, his freewheeling father, his sarcastic communist grandma and the rest of his boisterous family. Seamlessly blending rare archival footage with vivid portraits of 60s survivors, and bravely exposing his own personal dramas, Arlyck follows Sean along an epic time-trip filled with moments of surprising tenderness and humor. Be sure to catch this captivating Council-supported film. Check local listings for times. To buy a DVD of the film, visit the docudrama website.

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