Press release for HopeDance FiLMs in the month of April in Santa Barbara

Date: Friday, April 8 /
FiLM: THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
Clip: (Amish) http://hopedance.org/community-media/videos/752
Clip: (Thich Nhat Hanh) http://www.hopedance.org/community-media/videos/865
7pm, $10, Doors open at 6:30pm
Place: Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.
Price: $10
Time: 7pm
This film explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions. Includes feature stories on the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, along with interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson and others.

Date: Monday, April 11 /
FiLM: MAD CITY CHICKENS
Trailer: http://hopedance.org/community-media/videos/10 at Yoga Soup, 7:30pm
Place: Yoga Soup 28 Parker Way
Price: $8 pre-register or $12 at the door
Time: 7:30pm
About how chickens were pushed out of the city and through various subversive tactics and organizing strategies, cities have changed their ordinances to allow the egg makers back into peoples backyards. Local backyard chicken lovers will be here to answer questions.

Date: Sat & Sunday, April 16&17 / EARTH DAY THEATER via CEC’s Earth Day Celebration at Alameda Park (11-6)

 

Date: Tuesday, April 19 /
FiLM: VINE OF THE SOUL (with skyped interview with the director, Richard Meech)
Trailer: http://hopedance.org/community-media/videos/878
at the Faulkner Gallery, 7pm. Suggested donation $10
Place: Faulkner Gallery inside the SB Library
Price: Suggested donation $10
Time: 7pm
Follows a group of people who journey with ayahuasca in both Peru and Canada. Amazing, intimate, unveiling, important… with a skyped interview with the director and discussion after the film.

 

Date: Friday, April 22 /
FiLM: OH MY GOD
Trailer: http://hopedance.org/community-media/videos/875
at COTH, 7pm, $10, Doors open at 6:30pm
Place: Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.
Price: $10
Time: 7pm
What is God? Filmmaker Peter Rodger explores this profound, age-old query in the provocative non-fiction feature Oh My God. This visual odyssey travels the globe with a revealing lens examining the idea of God through the minds and eyes of various religions and cultures, everyday people, spiritual leaders and celebrities.

Date: Monday, April 25 /
FiLM: YOGA, INC.
Trailer: http://hopedance.org/community-media/videos/499 at Yoga Soup, 7:30pm
Place: Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Way
Price: $8 pre register or $12 at the door
Time: 7:30pm
Exploring and unveiling the business side of the yoga phenomeonon in the US. Based on the book by the same title. “John Philp’s documentary is an entertaining, informative, cautionary, yet ultimately hopeful portrait of yoga in America.” – Yoga Journal
People in the Yoga community will speak after the film…

Date: Thursday, April 28 /
FiLM: THE WELCOME (with the director) and others TBA
Clip: http://www.thewelcomethemovie.com/trailer/
at the Faulkner Gallery, 7pm. Suggested donation $10.
Place: Faulkner Gallery inside the SB Library
Price: Suggested donation $10
Time: 7pm
“The Welcome” offers a fiercely intimate view of life after war: the fear, anger and isolation of post-traumatic stress that affects vets and family members alike. As we join them in a small room for an unusual five day healing retreat (lead by poet and writer Michael Meade), we witness how the ruins of war can be transformed into the beauty of poetry. Their examples of unflinching honesty, courage and love lift us up, inspiring all of us once again to feel our common humanity, always the first casualty of war.

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