Sympathy for the Devil (Edwards, 2015): Barbican Cinema, 6.15pm
Barbican Cinema preview:
John Waters was a visitor. The café, a Swinging London hotspot, gets a passing mention in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
George Clinton used the writings on his Funkadelic albums. Their
influence reached into the top-level management of The Beatles. Just who
– and what – was The Process?
With access to archive materials
and contemporary interviews with former ‘Processeans’, this new
documentary sets out to provide a comprehensive account of the life and
times of The Process Church of the Final Judgment, one of the most
fascinating – and secretive – cults of the 1960 and 70s.
by two ex-Scientologists, operating out of an elegant townhouse in
Mayfair, with a Nazi-esque logo and a uniform of black robes with big
chrome crucifixes for its recruits, The Process got a reputation as one
of the era’s most dangerous satanic cults – one that was allegedly an
influence on Charles Manson and the Son of Sam. Peeking behind the
veils, this film reveals a more nuanced picture of a radical 60s
experiment in community, spiritual adventure and self-realization.
pleased to have the film's director, Neil Edwards and former Processean
'Brother Zachary' join us after the screening in conversation.
Here is the trailer.