Awake: The Life of Yogananda - ENCORE SCREENINGS!
Mar 4 to Mar 7
Wednesday to Saturday 5:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Paola di Florio & Lisa Leeman - 2014 - 84m - No matinees
An unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.
Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.
Archival material from the life of Yogananda (who died in 1952) creates a spine for the narrative, but the film stretches the dimensions of a standard biography. The footage includes stylized interviews, metaphoric imagery and recreations, taking us from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. By evoking the journey of the soul as it pushes its way through the oppression of the human ego and delusion of the material world, the film creates an experiential immersion into the unseen realms. AWAKE is ultimately the story of humanity itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.
Dalai Lama Awakening
Mar 4 to Mar 7
Wednesday to Saturday 3:00, 7:30
Dir. Khashyar Darvich - 2014 - 120m - All Seats $10
A newly re-edited Director's cut presentation of the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to discuss solutions to many of the world's problems. The result is an inner transformation of the participants, as well as what audiences report is a personal transformational experience for those who watch the film.
The film was born from over 500 hours of footage shot by 10 cinematographers over a 15 year period, and is a dramatically new Director's Cut of Dalai Lama Renaissance which won 12 awards and screened over 1,000 times around the world.
Dalai Lama Awakening also features innovative thinkers such as Dr. Michael Beckwith (The Secret), Quantum Physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami (What the Bleep Do We Know), Radio Host and Author Thom Hartmann, Author Vicki Robin, Revolutionary Social Scientist Jean Houston and others.
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Mar 6 to Mar 7
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Kiah Roache-Turner - 2015 - 94m - Australia - An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Event - $8 General / $6 Students with ids
Zombies invade the Australian Outback in this brain-splattered, Mad Max-meets-the-undead thrill ride. When an apocalyptic event turns everyone around him—including his wife and daughter—into marauding zombies, everyman mechanic Barry arms himself to the teeth, soups up his car, and hits the road in order to rescue his sister from a deranged, disco-dancing mad doctor. Bursting with high-octane car chases, crazy-cool homemade weaponry, and enough blood-and-guts gore to satisfy hardcore horror fans, WYRMWOOD takes the zombie flick to bone-crunchingly berserk new heights.
"Violent, fast-paced, frequently silly, occasionally hilarious and unapologetically Aussie, Wyrmwood is a cult film that hits" - Anthony O'Connor, FILMINK