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Following Sean (2005)

Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck first met Sean while living as a graduate student in Haight Ashbury at the height of the 1960s. The city was awash with the trappings of America’s cultural revolution-the San Francisco State University campus flooded with cops in riot gear, the Haight filled with drifters and idealists, and, on the third floor of Arlyck’s building, a come-one-come-all crashpad apartment. It was from this top floor commune that the precocious 4-year-old Sean would occasionally wander downstairs to visit and talk-and one day Arlyck turned on his camera. Sean’s casual commentary on everything from smoking pot to living with speed freaks was delivered in simple sincerity throughout the soon-to-be famous 15-minute film. This First Child of the notorious decade may have shaken the audience with his simple sentence- “Sure, I smoke pot”-but it was his barefoot impishness which would encapsulate the hope that lay in front of the nation: a promise of infinite possibility.

The movie Following Sean, released in 2005, features 21 songs from artists like Cass McCombs & Trevor Shimizu, Michael Yonkers Band (1968), David Schickele, Nick Phelps, & David Schrader and Jessica Billey, Nicolai Dunger, Paul Oldham & Will Oldham. What is your favorite song from Following Sean?


Songs from Following Sean

Flying Over
Sligo River Blues
I Cannot Lie
Cass McCombs & Trevor Shimizu
Sold America
Michael Yonkers Band (1968)
Roll Credits
David Schickele, Nick Phelps, & David Schrader
Blind Willy
Skin and Rocks
Last Night I Dreamt of Mississippi
Jessica Billey, Nicolai Dunger, Paul Oldham & Will Oldham
Section 43
Country Joe and the Fish (as Country Joe & the Fish)
Beulah Land
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Eat, Sleep, Mate & Defend
Perpetual Night
Evil Son
The Prodigal Son
Edinburgh Lag
Watchin' the Show
Michael Hurley & Jill Gross
The Subway Home
Jherek Bischoff
The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1, Prelude 1 in C Major)
Diana Arlyck
Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
Never Die Young
Lori McKenna, Richard Shindell, Kris Delmhorst , Brad Hatfield ,

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