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AFS Presents: Holy Hell with Director Will Allen & Buddhafield Cult Members
July 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Screening Fri, July 15 at 7 PM and Wed, July 20 at 7 PM.
**Panel discussions with Director Will Allen and Buddhafield sect members will follow both screenings.**
The Buddhafield cult was not much different than many other new age cults that sprang up in the wake of the Aquarian era. Charismatic leader. Strange rituals tangentially rooted in eastern philosophy. Hordes of beautiful, tanned young acolytes gathered in pre-boomtown Austin. The major distinction between Buddhafield and the others, is that Buddhafield had its own in-house documentarian, Will Allen, whose footage reflects the group’s adoration of the cult’s leader Michel, a man who claimed to have transcended sexual desire and found a higher consciousness. The footage, shot over 22 years, has been newly assembled by Allen and new interviews have been filmed. A stunning and unprecedented look inside the world of the true believers.
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