SXSW | DEAR MR. BRODY, from director Keith Maitland (TOWER), unpacks the story of 70s hippie millionaire

The new film from Emmy-wining documentarian Keith Maitland (TOWER) unpacks the incredible story of hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr. who tried to change the world in 1970 by giving away his inheritance to anyone in need… for the price of a postage stamp

Synopsis: In January 1970, hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr., the 21-year-old heir to a margarine fortune, announced to the world that he would personally usher in a new era of peace and love by giving away his $25-million inheritance to anyone in need. In a frenzied few weeks, Brody and his young wife Renee ignited a psychedelic spiral of events. Instant celebrities, the Brody’s were mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press, and overwhelmed by the crush of personal letters responding to this extraordinary offer. Fifty years later, an enormous cache of these letters are discovered—unopened. In this riveting follow-up to his acclaimed Tower, award-winning director Keith Maitland reveals the incredible story of Michael Brody Jr.—and the countless struggling Americans who sought his help—to create a deeply moving meditation on desire, need, philanthropy, and love.

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Tuesday, March 16, 10:00 AM CST

Official Selection: Telluride Film Festvial, Tribeca Film Festival

Director: Keith Maitland
Producers: Melissa Robyn Glassman, Megan Gilbride, Keith Maitland, Sarah Wilson
Executive Produced by Ed Pressman, Shep Gordon, Topic Studios, and Impact Partners

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