In the early 1940s, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann synthesized the molecule for lysergic acid diethylamide, little realizing that he'd be creating the mind-expanding drug of choice for the subsequent generation. This fascinating retrospective on acid features a 2005 interview with the 99-year-old Hofmann as he reflects on being his own first test subject, his misgivings about LSD's Vietnam-era abuse, and more. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; featurette.
By coincidence rather then by design the swiss chemist Albert Hofmann makes a sensational discovery in the spring of 1943. He realizes that he is dealing with a powerful molecule that will have an impact not only on the scientific world. THE SUBSTANCE - is an investigation into our troubled relation with LSD, told from it's beginnings until today.