If you are heading to Cinetopia on Sunday at the DIA be sure to check out The Source Family
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the Tribute to Ron Asheton to round out your weekend
The Source Family was a radical experiment in '70's utopian living. Their outlandish lifestyle, popular celebrity hangout restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and controversial spiritual leader, Father Yod, along with his thirteen wives, instigated local authorities.
Yod was a visionary health food restaurateur, war hero, and judo champion who had thirteen wives and fronted the now legendary psych band Ya Ho Wa 13. The family fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise. Years later, family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how the experience shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. This treasure trove of interviews with never-before-seen home movies, photographs, and original music created by The Source Family themselves, provides an unparalleled insider’s view into the cult/commune phenomenon and wildly outside-the-box social experimentation of the early ‘70s—as well as a being a wholly unique California story.
Directed by Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos, the film is inspired by the cult-classic book The Source: The Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13 and The Source Family written by Isis Aquarian and Electricity Aquarian and edited by Jodi Wille (Process Media, 2007).