2018, Türkei, Spanien, Deutschland, Großbritannien, 76′
'Meeting Jim' is about a journey back to the lifetime of Jim Haynes, who grabbed with heart and soul the spirit of the 60s and continued to carry it throughout his life. This journey becomes also a physical one when he takes a train from Paris to London and Edinburgh, the cities where he left his unique mark.
Jim Haynes established the very first paperback bookshop in Britain; co-founded the Traverse Theatre, was a catalyst for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, co-founded the newspaper I.T., the underground pop club U.F.O., and the London Arts Lab. He taught Sexual Politics at the University of Paris VIII for three decades, co-founded the sexual freedom newspaper Suck, and directed the Wet Dream Film Festival in Amsterdam. After being influenced by Gary Davis, he printed ‘World Passports’ and thousands of people travelled on them. In his Paris atelier, he created a salon tradition with open dinners every Sunday evening for some 40 years and over 130,000 guests to date – and counting...