The Long and Winding Road.
American Commune shares the strange, true story of The Farm, the largest commune in US history.
Founded by a traveling caravan of San Francisco hippies in the backwoods of Tennessee, The Farm eventually came to house more than 1,500 members living communally off the grid. In the 1980s, the utopian dream began to fracture — prompting the vast majority of residents to seek new lives elsewhere.
Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo, the sisters behind American Commune, were raised on The Farm, before decamping with their family to Los Angeles and a very different life. The documentary is a chance to explore their shared roots and figure out how, exactly, their parents helped to create a massive, alternative society in the Tennessee hills.
Although The Farm has been covered numerous times in media reports since the early ’70s, this doc marks the first time that the story of The Farm has been retold on film by two of its own.