Manson Family Documentary

The controversial 1973 documentary about the Manson Family:

at 1.04 a Manson Disciple discusses the Fountain church story

Amazingly, this doc was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.


On the VHS box cover, it said “Banned in California.”  I think this was a reference to the attempt to keep potential jurors in the 1975 Squeaky Fromme trial ( she pointed a pistol at President Gerald Ford) from being persuaded too much by Frommes words in this film.

It wasn’t banned in the whole state of California. But there was an attempted short ban in one small region of California. So its not a lie to say it was “banned” in the state of California, but its also an exaggeration.

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