Manson (ultra-rare 35mm print!)

 

 

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work.
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

 

BUY TICKETS ( $12/free for members. Showtimes subject to change):
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Friday, May 17th: 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18th: 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19th: 5:00pm
Monday, May 20th: 9:45pm
Tuesday, May 21st: 7:30pm
Friday, May 24th: 7:30pm (director Robert Hendrickson in person!), 10:00pm
Sunday, May 26th: 7:30pm

 

Watch the trailer for “Manson”!

 

Manson (final encore, director in person!)

Last chance to see it!
mansonposter
6/2/2013 - 7:30PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print!Director Robert Hendrickson in person for Q&A after the show! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work.
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”! NOTE: this trailer contains Cinefamily’s original showdates of May 17-21. This final encore takes places on June 2nd.

Manson (5/26, 7:30pm)

mansoneyes
5/26/2013 - 7:30PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work.
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”! NOTE: this trailer contains playdates for our original 5-day run. The date of this show is actually May 26th.

Manson (5/24, 10:00pm)

mansonfamily
5/24/2013 - 10PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work.
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”! NOTE: this trailer contains playdates for our original 5-day run. The date of this show is actually May 24th.

Manson (5/24, 7:30pm, director Robert Hendrickson in person!)

Director Robert Hendrickson in person!
mansonposter
5/24/2013 - 7:30PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work. Director Robert Hendrickson in person for a Q&A after the film!
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”! NOTE: this trailer contains playdates for our original 5-day run. The date of this show is actually May 24th.

Manson (5/21, 7:30pm)

Unseen theatrically for decades!
mansonfamily
5/21/2013 - 7:30PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work.
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”!

Manson (5/20, 9:45pm)

Unseen theatrically for decades!
mansonposter
5/20/2013 - 9:45PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work.
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”!

Manson (5/19, 5:00pm)

Unseen theatrically for decades!
mansonguns
5/19/2013 - 5PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work.
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”!

Manson (5/18, 7:30pm, director Robert Hendrickson in person!)

Unseen theatrically for decades!
The Manson Family
5/18/2013 - 7:30PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work. Director Robert Hendrickson will be here in person for a very revealing, highly lively Q&A after the film!
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”!

Manson (5/17, 7:30pm, director Robert Hendrickson in person!)

Unseen theatrically for decades!
mansoneyes
5/17/2013 - 7:30PM

The most important filmic document from the entire mad Manson Family saga — unseen theatrically for decades, and screened from a rare 35mm print! Banned in the mid-’70s for being so incredibly awesome as to damage Squeaky Fromme’s right to a fair trial, this feature doc has the urgency of a breaking-news telecast, the emotional complexity of a sudsy soap opera, and the deep, dank evil of a classic chiller. The “Helter Skelter” murders shook the nation, ending the era’s Summer-of-Love vibe; this dynamic Pop Art portrait of the Family members’ head-spinning motives — told in their own words — is an incredible delineation of the facts for the uninitiated, and an unparalleled, fetishistic footage pile for the hardcore fans. The secret weapons: co-directors Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick’s stockpile of guerilla 16mm evidence of goings-on at the Spahn Ranch, and the unprecedented intimacy they acquired with key players throughout the life of the Family. For the first time, you the viewer will immediately get why people become so obsessed with this entire sprawling mindfuck of a true-crime saga. Gutsy, beautiful work. Director Robert Hendrickson will be here in person for a very revealing, highly lively Q&A after the film!
Dirs. Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1973, 35mm, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Manson”!