Dir: The Source Family, 1969-1974.
Approx. 90 min. USA.
Isis and E Aquarian of The Source Family and filmmakers Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos in attendance!
MONDAY, APRIL 29TH – 8PM
JUST ADDED — 10:00 PM SHOW!!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
At the end of the 60s, The Source Restaurant was on everyone’s lips in every sense of the word. With an endless stream of celebrity clientele, good press, good food, and a heady vibe, they were pulling in $10,000 a day at its height. As the business grew, so did the staff.
At its helm was James Baker. Baker was born in Ohio and throughout his life dabbled in everything from a decorated military service to jiujitsu to being a stuntman to alleged bank robberies. After studying under Yogi Bhajan and ultimately settling on taking a higher path, Baker changed his name to Father Yod (and eventually Ya Ho Wha) and gathered his people together in a commune and formed The Source Family- devoted to a lifestyle based on other levels of consciousness through natural living, meditation, art, music, and communal utopia.
Meanwhile, a media circus and climate of fear was surrounding the Family in the wake of the Manson killings as folks were wary of another gaggle of longhairs with weird ideas and freaky jams. But The Source Restaurant flourished, and the Family grew. Following hours of meditation, spontaneous and lengthy jam sessions led to the recording of a purported 65 albums under an umbrella of different monikers and players – Father Yod and the Spirit of ’76 to Ya Ho Wha 13 to The Savage Sons of Ya Ho Wha, Yodship, and Fire Water Air.
As a jump off to a week-long celebration with events throughout the city- including the premiere of the new documentary The Source Family at IFC Center on May 1st- Spectacle is thrilled to welcome the filmmakers Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos as well as Isis and E Aquarian for an evening of rare archival interviews, live performances, deep cuts, cable access appearances, wisdom, and a wealth of stories from the people who actually lived it. Join us for a truly one of a kind evening.