Contemporary music has its fare share of massive group ensembles, whether it’s the extended Wu-Tang family, the robe-wearing The Polyphonic Spree, the numerous branches of the Elephant 6 Collective, or the various members of the Broken Social Scene club. But we’d wager few could touch the sprawl of The Source Family.
The ’70s group combined the trappings of a celebrity, eccentric lifestyle that included a popular health food restaurant (a rarity at the time), scores of women, and popularity with the ideals of their leader, Father Yod. And oh yeah, they played music too, in the band Ya Ho Wa 13. Investigations into the family and its practices ultimately led to their demise, but their story has been captured in Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos‘ documentary “The Source Family.” Featuring extensive interviews, home movies, photographs, and original music created by The Source Family themselves, the film is an eye-opening look at the phenomenon behind the group and the unique story that could only happen in 1970s California. And the exclusive poster below is pretty great way of capturing the grandeur and absurdity of the time.
Drag City Film Distribution will open the film in New York City on May 1st, and it will continue to roll out across the country from the there. You can check out the trailer, expansion dates and poster below.
· New York, NY – opens Wed. May 1 @ IFC Center
· San Francisco, CA – opens Fri. May 3 @ Roxie Cinema
· Seattle, WA – opens Fri. May 3 @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
· Los Angeles, CA – opens Fri. May 10 @ Cinefamily
· Dallas, TX – runs Fri. May 10-Sun. May 12 @ Texas Theatre
· Philadelphia, PA – plays Sat. May 11 @ International House Philadelphia
· Ft. Collins, CO – runs Wed. May 15 & Thu. May 16 @ Lyric Cinema Café
· Columbia, MO – runs Wed. May 15 & Thu. May 16 @ Ragtag Cinema
· Portland, OR – opens Fri. May 17 @ Hollywood Theatre
· San Jose, CA – opens Fri. May 17 @ Camera 3 Downtown
· Santa Fe, NM – opens Fri. May 17 @ Center for Contemporary Arts
· Tulsa, OK – opens Fri. May 17 @ Circle Cinema
· Miami, FL – opens Fri. May 17 @ O Cinema
· Bellingham, WA – opens Fri. May 17 @ Pickford Film Center
· Nashville, TN – opens Fri. May 17 @ Belcourt Theatre
· Austin, TX – runs Sat. May 18-Sun. May 19 @ Alamo Drafthouse – Ritz
· Nevada City, CA – runs Fri. May 17–Sun. May 19 @ Nevada Theater
· Phoenix, AZ – runs Fri. May 17–Sun. May 19 @ Film Bar
· Cleveland OH – plays Wed. June 5 @ Cleveland Museum of Art