Directed by Theodore J. Flicker • 1967 • United States
Starring James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden
This wild, psychedelic satire stars James Coburn as Dr. Sidney Schaefer, psychiatrist to none other than the president of the United States. When the pressures of his job push Schaefer over the edge, he goes on the run through a funhouse-mirror version of swinging-sixties America, with a bevy of international spies hot on his trail in hopes of obtaining the classified federal secrets only he knows. Taking bitingly hilarious aim at everything from hippies and happenings to the rise of government surveillance, THE PRESIDENT’S ANALYST is both very much of its time and remarkably prescient.