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Film Review: Awake-The Life of Yogananda

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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

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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 […]

Film Review: We All Should be “Fed Up”

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Fed Up Directed by Stephanie Soechtig Reviewed by Karen Henry Katie Couric was impressed enough with her talk show guest Stephanie Soechtig, the director of the documentary Tapped, that she asked Soechtig to direct a passion project for her. The epidemic […]

2014 SXSW Film Festival

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The annual SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, represents a microcosm of the contemporary entertainment industry, and 2014 was no exception. Filmmakers, tech startups (“interactive”), musicians, and fans of each, all converged in Austin during the University of Texas’ spring break. […]

Cheering Indies at the Oscars

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  In the days when studio films boast mega budgets and mega concepts, independent films are left to carry story-driven and character-driven films that don’t reek of Hollywood and excess. Yet, this year there is much to cheer about in […]

Sundance 2014 Wrap Up

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by Karen Henry Although the Sundance Film Festival ends each year just five weeks before the Academy Awards, the independent film festival is, nevertheless, a harbinger of Oscar nominations a full year later. This week, LA YOGA Magazine will share […]

Fela! Charms Sundance

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‘Finding Fela’ Film Review Directed by Alex Gibney Reviewed by Karen Henry Afrobeat could be heard  thumping from Main Street during the opening weekend of Sundance Film Festival in Park City last weekend, energetically performed by theFela Kuti tribute band […]

Film Review: Bringing it Home

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Bringing it Home by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson A documentary about industrial hemp, healthy houses and a greener future for America. There are documentaries that change our minds and other films that offer a perspective that provide support for […]

Finding Happiness in Everyday Practice

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From running a juicery to appearing in spiritual films and mainstream Hollywood fare, actress Elisabeth Röhm finds balance through yoga Elisabeth Röhm is a modern-day Jane of all trades. The established actress played Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn on the […]

Film Review: GMO OMG

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GMO OMG is a documentary made by local filmmaker Jeremy Siefert, who sought to find out what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are and how they affect our health and the health of our planet. This educational, yet personal, film clearly spells […]

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