Something In The Air
Jun 15 to Jun 19
Saturday to Wednesday 6pm ONLY!
Dir. Olivier Assayas - 2013 - 122m - France - In French with English Subtitles - No Matinees
In the months after the heady weeks of May ’68, a group of young people search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning. For Gilles (newcomer Clément Mettayer), this means having to balance his political commitments with his desire to explore painting and filmmaking; for his girlfriend Christine (Goodbye, First Love star Lola Créton), this means throwing herself wholeheartedly into the task of organizing. Olivier Assayas (Carlos,Summer Hours) here describes the sentimental education of a generation that was too young to have been on the barricades; he brilliantly captures its explorations of new lifestyles, the arguments about strategies and tactics, and above all its music, a constant presence that becomes something like the artistic unconscious of an era. The period details are perfect, but what makes this film so special is the sense it conveys of history as lived experience.
The Source Family
Jun 15 to Jun 19
Saturday to Wednesday 4:00, 8:30
Dir. Jodi Wille - 2013 - 98m
Source Family was 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. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways.
THE SOURCE FAMILY 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.
“…mind-blowing in the extreme.” - BADASS DIGEST
"...Fascinating..." - VARIETY
“…a perfect mix of ingredients for an exceptionally compelling documentary…" - MOVEABLE FEAST
"...outrageously spaced out drama..." - VICE
"...engrossing...a great feat..." - SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
“....a surreal – and sometimes painfully wide-eyed – glimpse at that moment in history before irony killed the hippie.” - AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“Anyone who’s ever had even the smallest bit of interest in cults and/or group mentality should find an abundance of gold in the new documentary The Source, from gifted filmmakers Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos.” - COMPLEX