They're creepy and they're kooky...
Classic Elsternwick - Saturday 12 March 2017, 10:00am
Running time: 98m
Release date: 23/02/17
Rating: 7/10 (ME 4/5, DP 3/5)
The Family chronicles the story behind the bizarre cult founded by Anne Hamilton-Byrne; a tale of drugs, greed, corruption and peroxide. There's an intimacy in the direct-to-camera interviews with former members and children, and their recollections are chilling, disturbing and insightful. There is little archival footage and some of the recreations are more successful than others, but it's an engaging documentary that looks past the headlines. It can be confusing working out who's who, but that confusion mirrors the bizarre relationships in the cult.