The Source Family

Event has passed (Thu May 2, 2013 - Thu May 9, 2013)
Roxie Theater
7:15pm, 9:30pm
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Directors Jodi Wille & Maria Demopoulos and Source Family members Isis Aquarian, Electricity Aquarian, and Galaxy Aquarian in person on Friday and Saturday! At the tail end of the 1960s, Father Yod (born Jim Baker in 1922) was the toast of the Sunset Strip – he owned the most happening organic restaurant in LA and fronted a mind-melting psych rock band. Also, he had 13 wives and mystical theological teachings that drew hundreds of white-clad followers. These controversial views exiled the group to Hawaii, where the group dramatically came apart. Years later, family members reconnected and the rock band reformed, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. Drawing from the unbelievably extensive archives maintained by the Source Family, this phenomenal documentary asks the question – is it really a con if there’s spiritual fulfillment at the end of the day?

Dirs: Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos. 2012. Digital. 91 mins. Nightly at 7:15pm & 9:30pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (2:45pm).


  1. Roxie Theater
    3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA