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Film screening and discussion, by Jodi Wille: "The Source Family: Gender and Representation in a 70s Occult Commune"

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00pm

Lawrence Hall, Room 115
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

It was 1971, and communes and new religions were on the rise. The Source Family was an "Aquarian tribe," a secretive but outlandish group of 140 young people who strolled Los Angeles in colorful robes, as devotees of Father Yod, a controversial restaurateur-turned-spiritual leader with fourteen wives and his own psychedelic rock band. The Family lived in a mansion and operated a popular restaurant on the Sunset Strip, serving vegetarian cuisine to musicians and movie stars. But the unconventional behavior of Father Yod instigated the authorities. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Yod shaped their lives in the most unsuspecting ways. 


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Presentation


College of Arts & Sciences, Folklore

Target Audience

All Students

Co-Curricular Domains

Intercultural Development




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