Dear Mr. Brody: Keith (“Tower”) Maitland’s Psychedelic Journey (Telluride)

In January 1970, hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr., the 21-year-old heir to a margarine fortune, announced 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 Brodys 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, director Keith Maitland reveals the story of Michael Brody Jr.—and the countless struggling Americans who sought his help, resulting in a moving meditation on desire, need, philanthropy, and love.

Director: Keith Maitland
Producers: Melissa Robyn Glassman, Megan Gilbride, Keith Maitland, Sarah Wilson
Cinematography: Sarah Wilson, Keith Maitland
Editor: Austin Reedy
Composer: Osei Essed
Executive producers: Ed Pressman, Shep Gordon, Jon Katz, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman, Lisa Leingang, Regina K. Scully
Worldwide Sales: Cinetic Media

Executive Produced by Ed Pressman, Shep Gordon,
Topic Studios, and Impact Partners