PRESS RELEASE:: “The Last Hippie Freak: By the Beard of LEE GROBAN” the 25 year-in-the-making – indie film TBR 2019!


15 August 2019  –

For Immediate Release

The filmmaker, Nancy Bechtol, gives us a 43 minute romp of an indie film, and full engagement with the artist, the happening, the time. 

Film To Be Released FALL 2019.

Nancy Bechtol, creator, on IMDb

“The Last Hippie FREAK: By the Beard of Lee Groban”  is an aural and visual experience and the essential story of the poet and artist whose mind, body and spirit exploded on the stages, galleries, and underground locations in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, Canada and reaching many beyond.

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LEE GROBAN in a multi-sensory approach is synonymous with the 60s and 70s. Lee elevated the divine status of “Hippie”. His art was his life. Original and really capturing the time in this artistic film.


On this 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, it is fitting to reflect on an age of innocence and a time when the artist and the lifestyle was the definition of Freedom!  Hear Lee speak about Woodstock in this film with his colorful oratory. Hear Lee powerfully recite sections from the “Cure for Insomnia” AT 87 HOURS, LISTED IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF FACTS AND FEATS BEATING OUT ANDY WARHOL’s Film. Additionally, LEE’S POEM IS OVER 5,700 PAGES.

Film Trailer 2019 HERE


Who are—dare we say—not just viewers, but actual fans and participants?

Over 4 decades, Lee Groban elevated the experience as his book states “Higher than the Ground” generating his playful words and art, music, vocals/performances, poetry .

Lee Groban Images available on SAATCHI

This film is in cooperation with Frank Garvey, OmniCircus, S.F. Omnicircus on wiki,and includes excerpts from his masterful film, “Leviathan”.  Frank Garvey – OmniCircus bio

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Vittorio Carli, Vittorio Carli – art is the Narrator and storyteller, Vito Carli – some info he knew Lee for quite some time as a friend and poet, and gives personal  insight into a man not many really knew.

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David Bechtol,  David Bechtol fine art photo portfolio is the Tech Guru and Production Supervisor of Shadow Bechtol Studio, who produced this film, and wrangled the original footage and photography which was shot on archaic formats in a collection of 100s of hours.


It took Nancy Bechtol  Nancy Bechtol Art Portfolio the artist/filmmaker, a while, 25 years to create the film,  and now she crystallized it to a 43 min gem. An artistic film based on true life and events surrounding Lee Groban.

Contact: Nancy Bechtol



The Last Hippie Freak: By the Beard of LEE GROBAN IS a wild indie romp & of a arty film. Release Fall 2019 see trailer now!



Truly, the Experience of a Lifetime. I knew Lee and ongoing documented him,  as a friend, for 25 years.  here you now see it mashed up in an unusual arty a time arts work. of an artist, made by an artist. so expect the unexpected non linear abstract narrative.  just experience it with an open mind.

43 min (TBR Fall 2019)

Lee Groban, art of the spirit. c. nancy bechtol

last-hippie-colorfulspiralsmltrailer is HERE!! view and do let me know any comments, appreciate the journey.

Peace and Art always,

a film by Nancy Bechtol

feature is Lee Groban and his experiences in arty format

see hear clips from Frank Garvey, of Omnicircus legendary S.F. scene. and Leviathan

see hear stories by Narrator Vitto Carli, who is also a poet of note

ongoing endless thanks to David Bechtol Tech Guru and all around the best supporter of all things weird i do….and more forevermore

Shadow Bechtol Studios. c. 2019


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