Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/12/10/Peter_Coyote_Emmett_Grogan_and_the_Diggers
Actor and author Peter Coyote discusses the Free Store, an experimental, three-year art project in 1960’s San Francisco meant to question the role of “consumer” in a capitalist society.
Peter Coyote talks about Ringolevio. With an introduction by Coyote, this work by author Emmett Grogan presents the memorable tale of the Diggers, the irreverent urban guerrillas, activists, and masters of street theater who made San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury home during the 1960s.
For anyone who thinks those were days only of peace, love, and flower power, this work will be a revelation – Book Passage
Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon October 10, 1941) is an American actor and author. He has acted in over 70 films and has narrated many documentaries and audio books. His voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has also served as an announcer during Oscar telecasts.He is the cofounder, with Emmett Grogan, of the San Francisco Diggers and a veteran of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Coyote became a member, and later chairman, of the California State Arts Council from 1975 to 1983. He shifted from acting on stage to acting in films in the late 1970s.