SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: The True Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment - LAST DAY!

Jul 31 to Aug 3
Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY!

Neil Edwards - 2015 - 101m - No Matinees

"If you're interested in new-age cults of the 1960s and 1970s, look no further" - Dirge Magazine

SPECIAL BONUS:  Author & former Process Church member Timothy Wyllie will be at the screenings for talk/Q&A plus possible book signings!

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.

"Funny and warm as well as endlessly fascinating" - Diabolique Magazine

"Wild and wonderful" - LeCool London

"The feel-good cult story of the year" - Audiences Everywhere

"Insightful and thoroughly entertaining" - Dangerous Minds

"Wonderful firsthand storytelling" - The Guardian

"Fascinating stuff" - FilmInk

ABOUT TIMOTHY WYLLIE -  a graphic artist and writer who specializes in exploring non-human intelligences. After leaving The Process (the subject of Neil's doco) he's written a series of books examining the unrecognized impact non-human intelligences are having on a transforming world. These include Dolphins ETs & Angels (1984); Dolphins Telepathy & Underwater Birthing (1992) republished as Adventures among Spiritual Intelligences in 2002; The Return of the Rebel Angels (2003). I co-authored Ask Your Angels with Alma Daniel and Andrew Ramer in 1993. Timothy has also written and illustrated The Helianx Proposition; The Return of the Plumed Serpent (2011).   Additionally he's written and co-edited with Adam Parfrey of Feral House "Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgement" (2009).   And over the last few years, there's been writing collaboration with Georgia, a discarnate rebel angel, a series of books under the collective title The Confessions of a Rebel Angel, five of which are already published and the sixth is on its way later this year. 

Timothy Wyllie by avocation is a graphic artist who illustrates his own books--see The Helianx Proposition.

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