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April News from Alive Mind Cinema

Existentialist Film Festival

  

Alive Mind Cinema is celebrating existentialist film for the month of April. Purchase a single ticket for $30 and stream nine films online, including such acclaimed titles as Le Quattro Volte, "an idiosyncratic and amazing new film by Michelangelo Frammartino" (A.O. Scott, New York Times), and The Edge of Dreaming, "A bold, creative, engrossing, and spiritual documentary about a rational woman's close encounter with death that changes her life and perspective" (Spirituality & Practice). Click here for a full list of films and clips.



New on DVD: Better Things
The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones
 

Better Things

A moving testament to the life and work of a major American artist.
- Movie Metropolis
 
Better Things is a documentary film about the artist Jeffrey Catherine Jones, a transgender painter, illustrator, and comics artist. Narrated and told through the experiences and perceptions of Jeffrey, the film is is guided and shaped by a group of creators who were influenced by and worked with Jeffrey at various stages of her life. Featuring interviews by peers and fans of Jeffrey such as Neil Gaiman and Mike Mignola (Hellboy).

 


More Than Honey
Now Available for High Definition Download

More Than Honey

"A beautiful, globe-spanning documentary examining bees and their complicated, interdependent relationship with humans. If you are expecting some run-of-the-mill nature doc, think again. This is the CITIZEN KANE of bee documentaries." - Ain't It Cool News

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees (reminiscent of Microcosmos) in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.
 


Community Screenings

Tricked
Alive Mind Cinema is teaming up with Gathr, Theatrical On Demand® to empower local communities to screen our films on the big screen. Screenings are booked when a minimum number of tickets are reserved within a period of time.

Currently our eyes are on a potential NYC screening on April 21 of the acclaimed documentary Tricked, which uncovers America's 
$3 billion a year sex trafficking industry. 

Meet the pimps, the johns, the police, the parents and the victims of the America’s thriving sex trade in Tricked, a comprehensive documentary that uncovers America’s dirty secret. It’s an industry that is fueled by greed, fantasy and the commercial sexual exploitation of American children and girls.

 
"A sobering portrait of the scourge that dares not speak its name." - Film Journal International

"...quite impressive in its scope and detail." - Slant
   
 
FREE in the Member's Screening Room: The Woodmans

Reel Injun

"Compelling...asks profound questions." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times
 

A fascinating, unflinching portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist's work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and George (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have continued their own artistic practices while watching Francesca's professional reputation eclipse their own.
 

To watch REEL INJUN now, login in with your username and password. If you forgot your password -- no problem -- enter ticket no: y8296 (case sensitive) to watch The Woodmans now in our Members' Screening Room.
 

 

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March News from Alive Mind Cinema

New Alive Mind Cinema Release BIG JOY 

Opens This Friday night in NYC at the Anthology Film Archives!
 

Big Joy

“Follow Your Own Weird”: It’s James Broughton week in New York! American filmmaker and poet James Broughton recorded odes to life on Earth. On March 22 and 23, Anthology Film Archive presents programs of Broughton's film work that include reverent and ridiculous celebrations of physical love, like 1968's ebullient The Bed, as well as presentations of spirits meeting in physical form, such as 1977's Song of the Godbody, made with his soulmate, Joel Singer, as well as Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, a documentary about embracing your passions and becoming the person of your dreams, disguised as an inspiring biopic.  You can see it at Anthology Film Archives at8 pm Friday,Saturday, or Sunday -- along with artistic appearances by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, poets, and surprise guests, with after-parties to be announced.  Tickets available at http://bit.ly/1dln0Op 

LEARN MORE HERE


Breath of the Gods
Now Available for Download Exclusively from Alive Mind Cinema

 
A very beautiful film, enchanting and astute at once. Great.” – Yogaeasy

“Enlightening” – Elle

In BREATH OF THE GODS, director Jan Schmidt-Garre goes in search of the origins of Modern Yoga, which is practiced by tens of millions of people throughout the world, and originated in the early 20th century through the teachings of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya. The documentary follows Schmidt-Garre's investigations into authentic yoga, meeting both relatives and students of Krishnamacharya along his journey.  

The film features major names of Yoga including Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. Jan Schmidt-Garre investigates the transformation of Yoga from its introduction to Western culture in the 19th century, when the practice was met with skepticism, to its widespread acceptance gained through Krishnamacharya's teaching. While Yoga today is a billion-dollar industry with many devotees, this film presents the history of an ancient, sacred tradition with roots going back to the god Shiva.

For anybody curious about the roots of Modern Yoga as practiced today, this film provides an in-depth history, placing the practice of yoga in a spiritual context, the practice of which can lead to union with the cosmic Self. 

 

Now Available: The Anonymous People on DVD
Exclusively from Alive Mind Cinema!

The Anonymous People

 
 

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE IS A FEATURE
 DOCUMENTARY FILM about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.

The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions. Click here to buy the DVD or learn more about how to bring the film to your community: alivemindcinema.com/anonymouspeople

 
 

FREE in the Member's Screening Room: REEL INJUN and NoBody's Perfect

Reel Injun

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema.

Traveling through the heartland of America, Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Natives.

With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell and Russell Means, REEL INJUN traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today.
 

NoBody's Perfect

One of the thousands of Germans born with deformities caused by the drug Thalidomide, filmmaker Niko van Glasow confronts his disability head-on in this extraordinary documentary, which follows his search for eleven other “Thalidomiders” willing to pose naked for a book of photos. With a darkly humorous touch, and no deference to political correctness, the film explores the sensitivities and feelings of the disabled in a way rarely seen on film.


To watch REEL INJUN now, login in with your username and password. If you forgot your password -- no problem -- enter ticket no: 1234wxyz (case sensitive) to watch REEL INJUN and NoBody's Perfect now in our Members' Screening Room.
 
 
 

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November News from Alive Mind Cinema

 World Premiere: Daughters of Dolma Now Available for Alive Mind Cinema! Watch it when you buy a pass to our Online Buddhist Film Festival

Alive Mind Spiritual FestivalThroughout November and December, Alive Mind Cinema will be offering 8 of our most popular, critically acclaimed films about Buddhism  as part of our Buddhist Online Film Festival. Buy a ticket and watch all nine films at your convenience.

The Festival now features the US premiere of DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA -a new release that  takes viewers on a journey revealing a distinctively female experience of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. This feature-length documentary brings to the screen not just Buddhist spirituality and qualities like compassion and kindness, but Tibetan Buddhist nuns as full individuals beyond their monastic vows and religious practices. DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA reveals how gender and modernity are moulding contemporary spiritual practices in Nepal.
 
The festival's line-up includes: DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA, CRAZY WISDOM, WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES, YANGSI, SUNRISE/SUNSET, WITH ONE VOICE, MEDITATE & DESTROY, BRILLIANT MOON and THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD. 
 
Festival passes are currently on sale, and for $30, you can stream all 9 films throughout November and December. When we process your purchase, we'll send you a ticket number to gain access to the collection. 

LEARN MORE HERE


THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE: Downloads End December 1st

The Anonymous PeopleBuy your download now as after December 1st, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE will no longer be available for purchase but we will be expanding our theatrical release. Bring it to your community

Using faces and voices of concerned citizens, political leaders, corporate executives, and celebrities such as Patrick Kennedy, Chris Herren and Kristen Johnston who reject a tradition of silence, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE aims to remove the social stigmas surrounding 23 million Americans in long-term recovery for alcohol and drug addiction.

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE examines the political and social impact of this huge segment of Americans living in silence about their recovery. Drawing inspiration from people with other health conditions, such as women with breast cancer and people with HIV and AIDS, addiction recovery advocates are forming a grass roots movement to implement national policy that embraces recovery-based solutions.

By stripping away the sensationalized depictions in the mass media that paint a lurid picture of what is a treatable health condition, the film challenges conventional approaches to recovery such as "Intervention" and "Celebrity Rehab." THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE instead dramatizes how the addiction recovery movement becomes a means for millions of people to go public and give voice to a historically silent, and hidden, community.

Download to Own


The ALIVE MIND CINEMA Theater Series - Coming to a Theater Near You in 2014!
Subscribe to see New Releases from AMC in your Theater!

In January 2014, Gathr Films is launching the Alive Mind Cinema Series in theaters across the country. The Series will screen one new film every month. Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by local spiritual teachers. Series Members will receive a host of additional benefits including free access to other Alive Mind titles. Click here to learn more

A limited number of memberships are available. Click Notify Me to save your seat on the list and to learn more as the January launch approaches.
                         
                               LEARN MORE HERE
 
 
 
 

Now Available on DVD: GREENWICH VILLAGE and MORE THAN HONEY 
All DVDs are 25% off! Buy now for the Holidays! 

The Revisionaries

"[A] marvelous bee-centric documentary ...a delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis" - Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (THE BOAT IS FULL) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees (reminiscent of MICROCOSMOS) in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. This is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms. Read More.

$22.46  

A Good Day to Die"A history lesson that holds some pleasures even for those who know its material by heart..." Hollywood Reporter

Featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION combines talking heads with rare archival footage and new live performances to tell a story about a community that created a generation-defining music. Read More. 




$22.46
  


 



FREE in the Member's Screening Room: FOREIGN PARTS

5 Broken Cameras

NYT Critics' Pick

Anthropological in scope, sensuous in detail and emotionally resonant throughout, FOREIGN PARTS is an exemplary social record of Willets Point, an industrial graveyard of scrap heaps and auto shops in Queens, New York, that is scheduled to be demolished and redeveloped. Filled with scrapyards and auto salvage shops, lacking sidewalks or sewage lines, the area seems ripe for urban development. But FOREIGN PARTS discovers a strange community where wrecks, refuse and recycling form a thriving commerce. Cars are stripped, sorted and cataloged by brand and part, then resold to an endless parade of drive-thru customers. Joe, the last original resident, rages and rallies through the street like a lost King Lear, trying to contest his imminent eviction. Two lovers, Sara and Luis, struggle for food and safety through the winter while living in an abandoned van. Julia, the homeless queen of the junkyard, exalts in her beatific visions of daily life among the forgotten. The film observes and captures the struggle of a contested "eminent domain" neighborhood before its disappearance under the capitalization of New York's urban ecology. Learn more here.
 

Watch FOREIGN PARTS Here
 

To watch FOREIGN PARTS now, login in with your username and password. If you forgot your password -- no problem -- enter ticket no: 72H42 (case sensitive) to watch FOREIGN PARTS now in our Members' Screening Room.

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Louise and Martina, the stars of MEET THE FOKKENS, are celebrities in Amsterdam where they cannot walk 10 yards without a request for an autograph or photo. I had the honor of a personal tour of the red light district and can only say that it is rare to meet two women with as much joie de vivre -- they advised me, "When troubles come, you make the best of it," and generosity. They don't hand out spare change to those who ask but 5 Euro bills. I learned a lot from them about more than the birds and the bees in the afternoon I spent. If you are headed to Amsterdam and would like a personal tour and history of the red light district, send me a note and I'll put you in touch with Louise and Martina.

Elizabeth Sheldon
Editor, Alive Mind Cinema

 

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October News from Alive Mind Cinema


Announcing our WINTER Buddhist Film Festival!
Alive Mind Spiritual Festival

Throughout November and December, Alive Mind Cinema will be offering 8 of our most popular, critically acclaimed films about Buddhism  as part of our Online Arts Film Festival. Buy a ticket and watch all eight films at your convenience.
 
The festival's line-up includes: CRAZY WISDOM, WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES, YANGSI, SUNRISE/SUNSET, WITH ONE VOICE, MEDITATE & DESTROY, BRILLIANT MOON and THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD. 
 
Festival passes go on sale October 31st, and for $25, you can stream all 8 films throughout November and December. When we process your purchase, we'll send you a ticket number to gain access to the collection. 

LEARN MORE HERE


THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE: Special Download Offer Exclusively from Alive Mind Cinema!

The Anonymous PeopleUsing faces and voices of concerned citizens, political leaders, corporate executives, and celebrities such as Patrick Kennedy, Chris Herren and Kristen Johnston who reject a tradition of silence, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE aims to remove the social stigmas surrounding 23 million Americans in long-term recovery for alcohol and drug addiction.

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE examines the political and social impact of this huge segment of Americans living in silence about their recovery. Drawing inspiration from people with other health conditions, such as women with breast cancer and people with HIV and AIDS, addiction recovery advocates are forming a grass roots movement to implement national policy that embraces recovery-based solutions.

By stripping away the sensationalized depictions in the mass media that paint a lurid picture of what is a treatable health condition, the film challenges conventional approaches to recovery such as "Intervention" and "Celebrity Rehab." THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE instead dramatizes how the addiction recovery movement becomes a means for millions of people to go public and give voice to a historically silent, and hidden, community.

Download to Own


Coming to a Theater Near You in January 2014 . . . the Alive Mind Cinema Film Series! 
 

Want to see the best of Alive Mind's new films on the big screen? Starting in January we are programming a monthly series of screenings in a theater near year! If you would like to subscribe, learn more, request that the series come to your town, click here. 
 
 

November DVD Sale! 
 
Throughout November, Alive Mind is offering WITH ONE VOICE, GRIEFWALKER and EDGE OF DREAMING for 25% off! When asked for an offer code, enter: AMC1113. 
 

With One Voice        Crazy Wisdom        Tibetan Book of the Dead

    $22.93 $17.20                  $21.21 $15.90                 $25.46 $19.09     
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FREE in the Member's Screening Room: FAUST

5 Broken Cameras

In recognition of Halloween, Alive Mind Cinema is offering to all subscribers free access to F. W. Murnau's FAUST. A dramatic interpretation of the classic myth, FAUST is an epic fable of the supernatural. 

Fresh from the triumphant releases of Nosferatu and The Last Laugh, F. W. Murnau was given carte blanche to direct this epic fable of the supernatural. Freed from the burden of plausibility by the story's fantastic premise, Murnau summoned forth a tempest of cinematic brimstone so that every scene ripples with reckless ingenuity.

Utilizing the full resources of the UFA Studios (including elaborate miniature models and experimental special effects), Faust captures the intensity of a medieval universe steeped in religious fanaticism and pagan alchemy. Black-hooded pallbearers lead a torchlit procession through a plague-stricken village literally cloaked by the wings of Satan. Crowded landscapes materialize and vanish in wisps of smoke, demonic creatures soar through the heavens and earthly beings are tormented by the vaporous spirits that permeate the dungeon-like homes and Caligari-esque rooftops of this shadow world.

In the eye of this infernal maelstrom is the great Emil Jannings (The Blue Angel, Othello), who sets off the film's sound and fury with a diabolically engaging performance, making Faust "a radiant jewel...a masterpiece." (The New York Times) 

Music composed and conducted by Timothy Brock, performed by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.

Watch FAUST Here


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BREATH OF THE GODS Coming to a City Near You in August

Breath of the Gods“A very beautiful film, enchanting and astute at once. Great.” – Yogaeasy
“Enlightening” – Elle

Modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). Krishnamacharya’s life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director Jan Schmidt-Garre on his search for authentic yoga. His journey leads him from the legendary students and relatives of Krishnamacharya’s to the source of modern yoga, at the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. From Pattabhi Jois Jan learns the “Sun salutation,” from Iyengar the “King of Asanas,” the headstand, and finally Sribhashyam reveals to him his father’s secret “Life Saving Yoga Session.” 

For anybody curious about the roots of modern yoga as practiced today, this film provides an in-depth history, placing the practice of yoga in a spiritual context, the practice of which can lead to union with the cosmic self. The film features major names of Yoga including Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. Read more here.



Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" on August 28th with KING: A FILMED RECORD

KING: A Filmed RecordKING: A FILMED RECORD is a 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice. It uses only original newsreel and other primary material, unvarnished and unretouched, and covers the period from the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through his assassination in 1968. The original newsreel segments are framed by celebrity narrators Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Anthony Quinn, Clarence Williams III and Joanne Woodward. The movie was produced by Ely Landau. 

When first released, it was shown in theaters as a "one-time-only" event on March 24, 1970 for one night only. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and in 1999, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Through parterning with 
Gathr and the Regal theater chain, KING: A FILMED RECORD will be released in between 25 to 1000 cinemas nationwide on August 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 

Where to See the Film


THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE: In Theaters this September!

The Anonymous People

We're proud to announce our newest film: THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE. Using faces and voices of concerned citizens, political leaders, corporate executives, and celebrities such as Patrick Kennedy, Chris Herren and Kristen Johnston who reject a tradition of silence, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE aims to remove the social stigmas surrounding 23 million Americans in long-term recovery for alcohol and drug addiction.

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE examines the political and social impact of this huge segment of Americans living in silence about their recovery. Drawing inspiration from people with other health conditions, such as women with breast cancer and people with HIV and AIDS, addiction recovery advocates are forming a grass roots movement to implement national policy that embraces recovery-based solutions.

By stripping away the sensationalized depictions in the mass media that paint a lurid picture of what is a treatable health condition, the film challenges conventional approaches to recovery such as "Intervention" and "Celebrity Rehab." THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE instead dramatizes how the addiction recovery movement becomes a means for millions of people to go public and give voice to a historically silent, and hidden, community.

Where to See the Film


BRING OUR FILMS TO YOUR COMMUNITY! IT'S EASY WITH GATHR! 

Alive Mind Cinema has partnered with Gathr Films to enable our fans to bing your favorite Alive Mind Cinema movies to your community theater. Whether you think your yoga studio, sangha or just friends and family would enjoy seeing our films on the big screen, here's how it works:

1. Find a screening of a film in a theater near you by entering your zip code in the map below and clicking ATTEND A SCREENING!
2. Once you locate a screening in your area, click to reserve or purchase your ticket for the event.  
3.  Don't see a screening in your city? No problem, simply click on Notify Me and we will alert you when a screening becomes available. Or, you can captain a screening by requesting one! 

Remember, Gathr screenings will only come to your community if enough people reserve tickets to see it.  So be sure to get the word out to friends, family and your community and let know about this amazing event.

 
If you take the initiative....Alive Mind Cinema will give you a free download of that film PLUS three other films of your choice! For more information, please contact: elizabeth@alivemindcinema.com
 
Below are three films we are highlighting in the month of August, which is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Had a Dream Speech." To commemorate this historical event, KING: A FILMED RECORD will be playing in over 600 theaters in the United States on August 28th at 7 o'clockClick here to find a theater near you.
 

Thank You for Making our Inaugural Online Spiritual Film Festival a Success! 

Alive Mind Spiritual FestivalFrom July 1st to August 12th, Alive Mind Cinema ran our first Online Spiritual Film Festival. The festival - a unique experience featuring 10 critically-acclaimed films promoting spiritual awareness, compassion, and peace in the world from a wide array of faith traditions - was a huge success! We want to extend our thanks to everyone who participated in the Festival for your support.

In the future, we plan on continuing Online Festivals featuring between 5 and 10 films offering an in-depth examination a particular subject . Be on the look out for future Festivals exploring: politics, art, music, and philosophy among other topics. Each Festival will begin with a series of free ticket giveaways via our Facebook page. As with the Spiritual Festival, our future Online Festivals will come streaming into your living room! 
 


FREE in the Member's Screening Room: Over 2 Hours of Interviews from EASTERN MYSTICS 

Eastern MysticsIn every generation there are people who reach out beyond the cultural and religious boundaries of their time, and even beyond the limits of their own thoughts, searching for answers to life’s deepest mysteries. We call these seekers mystics. In EASTERN MYSTICS, well-known mystics from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita, and Taoist traditions discuss their own awakening experiences, the nature of mysticism, religious tolerance, love and compassion, spiritual practices, the many paths to truth, and world peace. Their comments and personal messages to the world weave together a tapestry of wisdom, compassion and promise. The mystics encourage us to look beyond our apparent differences, to realize the one truth that unites us all, and most importantly, to manifest that truth in our daily lives. They exhort us to discover The Sacred in the Ordinary.

In our Member's Screening Room, we have four clips from EASTERN MYSTICS on Theravada Buddhism, running over two and a half hours in total, featuring interviews with: Joseph Goldstein, Ajahn Amaro, and Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.

Watch the Clips from EASTERN MYSTICS Here

To watch now, log in with your AMC username and password and select either film from the Members' Screening Room - OR - Select either from the Members' Screening Room, and enter the following ticket code: 72835 (ticket code is case sensitive).
 

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BRING OUR FILMS TO YOUR COMMUNITY! IT'S EASY WITH GATHR!

Alive Mind Cinema has partnered with Gathr Films to enable our fans to bing your favorite Alive Mind Cinema movies to your community theater. Whether you think your yoga studio, sangha or just friends and family would enjoy seeing our films on the big screen, here's how it works:

 

1. Find a screening of a film in a theater near you by entering your zip code in the map below and clicking ATTEND A SCREENING!

2. Once you locate a screening in your area, click to reserve or purchase your ticket for the event.  

3.  Don't see a screening in your city? No problem, simply click on Notify Me and we will alert you when a screening becomes available. Or, you can captain a screening by requesting one! 

Remember, Gathr screenings will only come to your community if enough people reserve tickets to see it.  So be sure to get the word out to friends, family and your community and let know about this amazing event.


If you take the initiative....Alive Mind Cinema will give you a free download of that film PLUS three other films of your choice! For more information, please contact: elizabeth@alivemindcinema.com
 
Below are three films we are highlighting in the month of August, which is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Had a Dream Speech." To commemorate this historical event, KING: A FILMED RECORD will be playing in over 600 theaters in the United States on August 28th at 7 o'clockClick here to find a theater near you.
 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" in August with KING: A FILMED RECORD

KING: A Filmed RecordKING: A FILMED RECORD is a 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice. It uses only original newsreel and other primary material, unvarnished and unretouched, and covers the period from the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through his assassination in 1968. The original newsreel segments are framed by celebrity narrators Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Anthony Quinn, Clarence Williams III and Joanne Woodward. The movie was produced by Ely Landau. 

When first released, it was shown in theaters as a "one-time-only" event on March 24, 1970 for one night only. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and in 1999, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Through parterning with 
Gathr and the Regal theater chain, KING: A FILMED RECORD will be released in between 25 to 1000 cinemas nationwide on August 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 

Where to See the Film


MORE THAN HONEY - Currently in Theaters!

More Than Honey

"[A] marvelous bee-centric documentary ...a delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis" - The Village Voice

"Spectacularly beautiful" - Stephen Holden, New York Times

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. Writes Eric Kohn in Indiewire: "Imhoof captures the breeding of queen bees in minute detail, ventures to a laboratory to witness a bee brainscan, and discovers the dangerous prospects of a hive facing the infection of mites. In this latter case, the camera's magnifying power renders the infection in sci-fi terms, as if we've stumbled into a discarded scene from David Cronenberg's THE FLY." This is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms. Read more here


BREATH OF THE GODS playing in 20 Cities in August 

Breath of the Gods“A very beautiful film, enchanting and astute at once. Great.” – Yogaeasy
“Enlightening” – Elle

Modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). Krishnamacharya’s life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director Jan Schmidt-Garre on his search for authentic yoga. His journey leads him from the legendary students and relatives of Krishnamacharya’s to the source of modern yoga, at the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. From Pattabhi Jois Jan learns the “Sun salutation,” from Iyengar the “King of Asanas,” the headstand, and finally Sribhashyam reveals to him his father’s secret “Life Saving Yoga Session.” Read more here.



 

Tune into the Alive Mind Cinema Online Spiritual Film Festival - ends August 4th! 

 
Alive Mind Spiritual FestivalThis month, Alive Mind Cinema will be running its inaugural Online Spiritual Film Festival. The launch of this unique experience features 10 critically-acclaimed films promoting spiritual awareness, compassion, and peace in the world from a wide array of faith traditions. The best part: it's a festival that comes to you in your living room (popcorn not included). 

The festival's films include: YANGSI, CRAZY WISDOM, WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES, BEING IN THE WORLD, GRIEFWALKER, WITH ONE VOICE, EDGE OF DREAMING, RAW FAITH, HIMALAYA, and BRILLIANT MOON.

Festival passes are currently on sale, you can stream all 10 films for the month of July. When we process your purchase, we'll send you a ticket number to gain access to the collection.

Learn More About the Festival Here


BETTER THINGS - NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD! Best Seller! 

Better ThingsBetter Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones documents the life of Jeffrey Catherine Jones, a transgender painter, illustrator, and comics artist. Narrated and told through the experiences and perceptions of Jeffrey, the film is is guided and shaped by a group of creators who were influenced by and worked with Jeffrey at various stages of her life. At the beginning of the film, a question is posed: "Who is Jeffrey Jones?" Jeffrey did not have an answer. The film informs the viewer about Jeffrey's life at a level never provided to the public before, but does not claim to have answered the question. It is left to the observer to decide.

Learn more about how to host a screening here or download your own copy to learn about the fascinating life of Jeffrey Catherine Jones.  


 


FREE Bonus Feature Screening at the Alive Mind Spiritual Festival - Sunrise/Sunset


Sunrise/SunsetThe daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in Sunrise/Sunset. Granted total access to His Holiness for 24 hours, this is a day in the life of the Dalai Lama from when he wakes up at 3AM until his bedtime at dusk. Starting with his morning fitness routine and continuing on through the private audiences, press conferences, and blessings he imparts every day, it is a comprehensive and compassionate document of his everyday habits. As the sun begins to set, and with his duties completed, the Dalai Lama sits down with the filmmakers for a wide ranging interview covering topics related to the essence of the Universe, the gap between rich and poor, and the role an individual has to play in religion and contemporary society.



Watch Sunrise/Sunset Here
 

 

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 "WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES is a creative and wide-ranging guide to the spread of a rich spiritual tradition. It's an invaluable resource to newcomers and seasoned devotees of Tibetan Buddhism." - Spirituality and Practice. 


Here is the new artwork for WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES! The film is currently available for download here

 


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Breath of the GodsA very beautiful film, enchanting and astute at once. Great.” – Yogaeasy
 
"Enlightening" - Elle

Modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). Krishnamacharya’s life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director Jan Schmidt-Garre on his search for authentic yoga. His journey leads him from the legendary students and relatives of Krishnamacharya’s to the source of modern yoga, at the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. From Pattabhi Jois Jan learns the “Sun salutation,” from Iyengar the “King of Asanas,” the headstand, and finally Sribhashyam reveals to him his father’s secret “Life Saving Yoga Session.” Read more here.

Breath of the Gods will be playing in 20 cities on August 26th! Click here for the full list of cities and theaters. 


Learn more about how to bring the film to your community here.


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Alive Mind Spiritual Festival
Tickets are now open for Alive Mind Cinema's Online Spiritual Film Festival, and the films are currently available for streaming. 

Throughout July, Alive Mind Cinema will be running its inaugural Online Spiritual Film Festival. The launch of this unique experience will feature 10 critically-acclaimed films promoting spiritual awareness, compassion, and peace in the world from a wide array of faith traditions. The best part: it's a festival that comes to you in your living room (popcorn not included). 

The festival's films include: YANGSI, CRAZY WISDOM, WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES, BEING IN THE WORLD, GRIEFWALKER, WITH ONE VOICE, EDGE OF DREAMING, RAW FAITH, HIMALAYA, and BRILLIANT MOON.

Tickets are now on sale, and for $30, you can stream all 10 films from June 26th until August 4th. When we process your purchase, we'll send you a ticket number to gain access to the collection.

More Information Here


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