THE PROCESS CHURCH x VISIONS IN MAGICKAL CINEMA

Join us as we welcome filmmakers Neil Edwards and Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt for two evenings examining one of the most infamous cults ever, plus a survey of contemporary visual alchemy.


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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: THE TRUE STORY OF THE PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT
Dir. Neil Edwards, 2015
UK, 101 min.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – 7:30PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – 7:30PM

Filmmaker Neil Edwards in attendance!

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Google ‘The Process Church of the Final Judgment’ and you will discover a long list of lurid conspiracy theories. The cult has been accused of being the inspiration for Charles Manson’s ‘crimes of the century’, influencing the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and being the root of the notorious Son of Sam serial killings.

Formed in 1960s England, many of its members were drawn from wealthy families and aristocracy. Newspapers branded them the ‘Mindbenders in Mayfair’ and ‘The Devil’s Disciples’. Ever since, members of The Process have adopted a secretive stance. Only now, have former members of the inner circle agreed to reveal the truth behind the conspiracy theories, and open up about their beliefs, rituals, and the closely guarded secret of the real power behind it all.

The film gets behind the veils of the cult and tracks their journey from their formation in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, through wilderness experiences in Mexico, flirtations with pop royalty, and their spread state-side that resulted in them being ‘christened’ ‘One of the most dangerous satanic cults in America.’

With contributions from leading former members of the cult, and insights from filmmaker John Waters (who encountered the cult whilst living in New Orleans) George Clinton (who included Process writings on his Funkadelic albums). Plus artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and renowned authors Gary Lachman, Robert Irwin, Gaia Servadio (who infiltrated the group in 1966), and Manson biographer Simon Wells.

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL


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VISIONS IN MAGICKAL CINEMA
Dir. Brian Butler, Carl Abrahamsson & Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, 2009-2016
TRT: 106 min.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – 10PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – 5PM

Filmmaker Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt in attendance!

WARNING: This program contains content featuring graphic nudity of a sexual nature. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

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The manifestation of Nuit, its visions in the hypnagogic fields of cinema. These magickal films are exploring various realms of consciousness, challenging the nature of cinema by their singular artistic visions, esoteric sensibilities and remarkable metaphysical insights.

Resonating with the ideas of great visionaries such as Aleister Crowley, John Dee, Edward Kelley and Derek Jarman, these films are reaching the furthest regions of perceptive ocular vision, where the eyes and the noumenal world unite. Dazzling visual alchemy, hypnotic magnetic pulsations, mesmerizing electronic compositions and beautiful magick rituals resides in these powerful mind-bending films.

NIGHT OF PAN
Dir.Brian Butler, 2009
USA, 6 min.

BABALON WORKING
Dir. Brian Butler, 2016
USA, 9 min.

PHANTOM LIMBS
Dir. Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, 2015
Canada, 8 min.

AUTOPSY LIGHTS
Dir. Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, 2015
Canada, 23 min.

SUB UMBRA ALARUM LUNA
Dir. Carl Abrahamsson, 2016
Sweden, 60 min.

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