Film Screening: The Source Family, with Co-director, Co-producer Jodi Wille, Monday, 4/29, 4-6pm

Monday, 4/29, 4-6pm


Please join us for the following film events:
  • The Source Family, with Co-director, Co-producer Jodi Wille, Monday, 4/29, 4-6pm
  • The Source Family's celebrity-hangout vegetarian restaurant, utopian commune, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood's Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and controversial spiritual leader Father Yod instigated local authorities, leading to their dramatic demise. Still, Yod’s spirit lives on. This true story, told largely through home movies and photographs maintained by archivist Isis Aquarian, one of Father Yod's 14 wives, with a soundtrack comprised entirely of original Source Family music--provides an unparalleled insider's view into the cult/commune phenomenon and wild social experimentation of the '70s, as well as a being a wholly unique California story. Directed and produced by Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos (2012). Jodi Wille is a filmmaker and book editor known for collaborating with individuals who have amassed archives that document American subcultures. She is Co-founder of book publishing companies Process Media and Dilettante Press. She has produced a number of award-winning books including The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, YaHoWha, and The Source Family, Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts!, Pure Country: The Leon Kagarise Archives, 1961-1971, and Starstruck: Photographs from a Fan, by amateur photographer Gary Lee Boas. Jodi has also worked as a still photographer, music video director, and television field producer. The Soure Family is her first feature film. This film event is sponsored by FERA (Film and Education Research Academy) and Gottesman Libraries. Persons interested in attending may rsvp via online support by Friday, April 26th. Where: 306 Russell
  • Minimally Invasive Colectomy Simulation Training Module, with the CU PMA Surgery Club, Wednesday, 4/10, 6-7pm
  • The Surgery Club of Columbia University Pre-Medical Association is conducting a special screening and discussion of a medical procedure for colorectal surgery on Thursday, April 10th. Minimally Invasive Colectomy Simulation Training Module is provided through COACH, a digital teaching tool adopted by the Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as many other medical schools. The Surgery Club is an auxiliary group of the Columbia Pre-Medical Association dedicated to providing Postbac students interested in surgery fields with a forum for information-sharing and connecting them to practitioners, residents, and medical students who are willing to share their experiences and resources. Persons interested in attending this screening and discussion may rsvp no later than Tuesday, April 8th via online support. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Where: 305 Russell
  • The House I Live In, Thursday, 4/25, 5-7:30pm
  • Says the caption, "The war on drugs has never been about drugs." The House I Live In is an award-winning documentary about the forty-year War on Drugs as it is fueled by political and economic corruption in America. Directed by Eugene Jarecki and filmed in more than twenty states, we hear the stories of numerous individuals, including the dealer, grieving mother, narcotics officer, senator, inmate, and federal judge. We are invited to think about the U.S. drug policy and our role as parents, educators, and citizens in addressing one of the most serious problems in our nation today, particularly as it affects the young. This film screening is sponsored by the TC Education and Juvenile Justice Initiative, Office of Diversity and Community Affairs, and Gottesman Libraries. The film (108 minutes) will be followed by discussion led by Michel Wilson, Assistant Professor of Education, of issues surrounding the juvenile justice system, human rights, and inequity in education. Persons wishing to attend the film event may rsvp via online support by Tuesday, April 23rd. Where: 306 Russell


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