Sympathy for the Devil?
THE TRUE STORY OF THE PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
‘Wonderful firsthand storytelling’ THE GUARDIAN ‘Wildly entertaining’ AUSTIN 360 'Entertaining and very cool' SHINDIG MAGAZINE ‘Funny and warm, as well as endlessly fascinating’ DIABOLIQUE MAGAZINE ‘Insightful and thoroughly entertaining’ DANGEROUS MINDS ‘Wild and wonderful’ LE COOL LONDON 'Important viewing' CINEPUNX 'The feel good cult movie of the year' AUDIENCES EVERYWHERE 'Striking visual style' AUSTIN CHRONICLE 'If you're interested in new-age cults of the 1960s and 1970s, look no further' DIRGE MAGAZINE ‘One of the most provocative docs of the last two or three years’ JB SPINS ‘Does an admirable job of telling the truth’ DARK DOCS
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.
Featuring the music of Funkadelic and electronic sounds by Nicholas Bullen.
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