The Source Family (5/13, 7:30pm)

A radical experiment in ’70s utopian living, L.A.’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 the Sunset Strip — but their outsider ideals, and the unconventional behavior of spiritual leader Father Yod caused controversy with local authorities. Fleeing to Hawaii, the Family met a dramatic demise in 1975 — but decades later, former members have surfaced and the rock band has reformed, revealing how Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. The Source provides an intimate insiders’ view of this incredible group of people through contemporary interviews and a treasure trove of photographs, home movies and audio recordings preserved by Family documentarian/archivist Isis Aquarian. 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), written by Isis Aquarian & Electricity Aquarian, and edited by The Source co-director Jodi Wille.
Dirs. Jodi Wille & Maria Demopoulos, 2013, digital presentation, 98 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Source Family”!