The Source Family (5/11, 4:15pm)

A radical experiment in ’70s utopian living, Los Angeles’s The Source Family was known for their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women, all of which made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip — but their outsider ideals, and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader Father Yod caused controversy with local authorities. Fleeing to Hawaii, the Family met a dramatic demise in 1975 — but decades later, former family members have surfaced and the rock band has reformed, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. The Source provides an intimate, insiders’ view of this incredible group of people through their own archival photos, home movies, audio recordings, and contemporary interviews with Family members. Serving as a highly personal guide to the Seventies counterculture movement, The Source is inspired by the cult classic book “The Source: The Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family” (Process Media).
Dirs. Jodi Wille & Maria Demopoulos, 2013, digital presentation, 98 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Source Family”!