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PARIS, LA magazine presents Director Jodi Wille, who will screen scenes from her documentary and discuss The Source Family alongside original member of Source Family, Magus the Aquarian. Wille has been working for six years with Isis Aquarian and the Source Family archive, a massive collection of photographs, family home movies, scrapbooks, music, field recordings and other ephemera, which comprises and unparalleled historical archive of a wildly creative cult commune and their prolific creative output.
A radical experiment in '70s utopian living, their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women 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. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise.
THE SOURCE provides an intimate, insiders’ view at this incredible group of people through their own archival photos, home movies, audio recordings, and contemporary interviews with members of the family. Serving as a highly personal, insider’s guide to the counter-culture movement of the early 70’s, the film is inspired by the cult-classic book The Source: The Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family (Process Media) which was written by Isis Aquarian and Electricity Aquarian and edited by director Jodi Wille.