Sing-along Hair and 1968

Let the Sunshine In! An iconic musical of the hippie movement and counterculture, Hair premiered on off-Broadway in 1967 and on Broadway in 1968. The songs crystallised the feelings of sexual liberation and the anti-war movement. Hair came to Finland already in 1969 at the Tampere Popteatteri. The Hollywood film version was directed in 1979 by Miloš Forman, who left Czechoslovakia during the Soviet invasion of 1968, and will be shown at Orion during Night of the Arts as a sing-along event.

During Helsinki Festival, the Orion cinema will also screen a number of other films with themes related to 1968. Edgardo Cozarinsky’s Citizen Langlois (1995) is a portrait of Henri Langlois, the founder of the Cinémathèque Française: the removal of Langlois in early 1968 caused an enormous protest that triggered the events of spring 1968 in Paris. Chris Marker’s A Grin Without a Cat (1977) is an insightful reckoning and summary of the rise of the fighting radicals of 1968 and the Left’s disappointment in real socialism.

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Orion Cinema

Eerikinkatu 15

Orion Cinema
Tickets €6–8
Thu 23.8.  19.00


No separate disabled parking.
Disabled access: The venue is not wheelchair accessible. However, staff at Orion are pleased to assist visitors. Please contact us in advance to make arrangements.
No disabled toilet facilities available.
Wheelchair seating/event: Max. 8 wheelchair spaces at end of rows.
Induction loop.
No grounded outlet.
Reception/Front of House Manager:  09 6154 0201.