Two years ago we posted about SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL – THE TRUE STORY OF THE PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT ,a feature length documentary with with contributions from several leading former members of the cult, and insights from musical legend George Clinton (who included Process writings on two of his seminal Funkadelic albums). Plus artist and innovator Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV), and authors Gary Lachman (original bassist of the band Blondie), Robert Irwin, Gaia Servadio (who infiltrated the group in 1966), and Manson biographer Simon Wells.
In the time since, the film has been screened at select events around the world but has yet to be released via DVD. The two last screenings currently scheduled are:
Marseiiles Underground Film Festival – Thursday 26th October – Inc Q&A with ‘Brother Zachary’ and Director
The Royal, 608 College St, Toronto – Monday 23rd Oct – Inc Q&A with ‘Brother Luke’ and Director + after show party
The film’s website states:
‘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 that terrorised New York.
‘The group was formed in 1960s England and many of its members drawn from wealthy families and the aristocracy. Newspapers branded them the ‘Mindbenders in Mayfair’ and ‘The Devil’s Disciples’, and, ever since, members of The Process have adopted a secretive stance with the media.
‘Only now, decades later, have former members on 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 the cult.
The film gets behind the veils of the cult with three gods – Jehovah, Lucifer, and Satan – and tracks their journey from their formation in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, through extreme wilderness experiences in Mexico, flirtations with pop royalty like the Rolling Stones and Beatles, and their spread through The USA and Canada that resulted in them being ‘christened’ ‘One of the most dangerous satanic cults in America’.
‘Featuring the music of Funkadelic and electronic sounds by Nicholas Bullen.’
Here’s film of the Q&A connected with the Austin screening: https://vimeo.com/201754539.
and the trailer: https://vimeo.com/125223645.
One of the odd aspects of the history of this organization is that it eventually morphed into Best Friends, a renowned animal rescue organization that maintains a huge sanctuary in Utah. Soror Amy donates to support their efforts on a regular basis.
find more information here: http://www.theprocessmovie.com