The Source Family

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: May 31, 2013 - May 31, 2013 - Montreal

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The Source Family's outlandish lifestyle, popular celebrity hangout restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood's Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals, controversial spiritual leader Father Yod, along with his 13 wives, instigated local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise. Years later, family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. These personal accounts, along with interviews with outsiders, make up the interviews in the film. However, the story is largely cinematic, expressed through the use of the group's extensive film and audio archive maintained by Isis Aquarian, one of Father's wives, Family documentarian, and a central character in the documentary (as well as being associate producer). The film's soundtrack is composed entirely of original Source Family music produced from 1971-1975.

Director: Maria Demoupoulos, Jodi Wille
Studio: Drag City Film Distribution
Producer(s): Holly Becker, Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille, Amaryllis Knight
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