The remains of a lost movie starring Gram Parsons are set to be screened in London this month (September).
Saturation 70 was filmed by writer/director Tony Foutz in 1969 and 1970, primarily at a UFO convention at Great Rock, near Joshua Tree in California, but was never completed after funding fell through.
The film starred the late Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother alongside Brian Jones’ five-year-old son, Julian Jones Leitch, The Mamas & The Papas’ Michelle Phillips and ‘Nudie suit’ designer Nudie Cohn.
Parsons and The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn were set to provide the soundtrack for Saturation 70, reportedly using McGuinn’s Moog synth, but the film was shelved before their work began.
Instead, the five minutes of remaining footage will be soundtracked by the Flying Burrito Brothers’ version of the Stones’ “Wild Horses” when it is screened at The Horse Hospital in London.
Other items from the film present at the exhibition, which runs from September 6 to 27, include pages from the script and photographs from the production and behind the scenes.