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Monk with A Camera


Nicky Vreeland…the Monk with a Camera is now in Front of the Camera A new documentary showcases glimpses into the life of a fashionable Westerner who chose the path less traveled. Interview by Felicia Tomasko For those who knew Nicholas Vreeland […]

Film Review: Monk with a Camera


Directed by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara A dedicated photographer met Khyongla Rato Rinpoche (The Tibet Center founder) in 1977, the Dalai Lama in 1979, became a monk in 1985, and the Abbot of Rato Monastery in 2012. His story […]

Film Review: Wild


Produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon, directed by Jean Marc Vallee Reese Witherspoon certainly went on a wild ride in the just-released film Wild. Unprepared, naïve, yet determined to walk away her personal issues, her character undertakes a 1,100-mile hike […]

Jeff Bridges sets a place at the American Table

A Place at the Table

Through coalition building and filmmaking, Bridges is on a mission to eliminate childhood hunger. We may know Jeff Bridges best for his decades of work in front of the camera, not the least of which is as the Dude in […]

Awakened Film Festival Synopsis


The mission of the Awakened World International Film Festival Retreat’s is to “express the voice of the spiritually nature movement.” To this end, the 18 inspirational films shown throughout the week include: People vs. the State of Illusion, Dying to […]

Film Review: Song of the New Earth

song of the new earth

Film Review: Song of the New Earth In this unique and surprisingly cinematic feature-length documentary, sound healer and brain researcher Tom Kenyon tells the story of being asked if he will sing the song of the new earth. Thankfully, for all […]

Pump Film Review

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Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell Reviewed by Karen Hemry The movie Pump may provide just the motivation for me to convert my car to an electric or Flex Fuel model in the near future.  The documentary points out that, […]

Opening Night at Awareness Film Festival

Opening Night Awareness Film Festival 2014

The 10-day Awareness Film Festival  opened not with a bang but with the type of awareness befitting a longtime meditator or Zen master on Thursday, September 11. The two feature films screened that night at the beautiful Bridges Theater on […]

Film Review: Awake-The Life of Yogananda


Counterpoint Films  LA Theatrical Release: October 17 Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a feature-length documentary about Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, the iconic Indian saint and teacher known for Autobiography of a Yogi. Through first-person narrative, powerful reenactments, archival footage, colorful […]

Film Review: Yoga Maya

Yoga Maya

The new documentary Yoga Maya offers an in-depth exploration into the many facets of yoga. One of the meanings of the word “maya” is delusion. The purpose of this film is to dissolve many of the myths and misunderstandings of […]

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