in Santa Rosa, Ukiah (TBA), Cotati, Ojai , Santa Barbara, Ventura,

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May 29: OCCUPY LOVE at the Ojai Foundation, 7:30pm, $10
Details, Flyer, Trailer, Reviews: http://www.hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2013/05/29/327
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May 30: LAUGHTER SESSION & KUMARE at Meditation Mount, Ojai, 5:30pm-9:30 / $10 each or $15 for both
Details, Flyer, Trailer, Reviews: http://www.hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2013/05/30/328
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Santa Barbara
May 31: OCCUPY LOVE (film&discussion) at the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara, May 31st, 7pm, Suggested donation of $8
Details, flyer, trailer, reviews : http://hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2013/05/31/325
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June 1: OCCUPY LOVE at EP Foster Library, Ventura, 7:00pm; Range $6-$10
Details, Flyer, Trailer, Reviews: http://www.hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2013/06/01/330
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Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning.   The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening:  millions of people are deciding that enough is enough –  the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.

The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain,  Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm. 

It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Penny Livingston, Drew Derringer, Charles Eisenstein, James O’Dea, Elisabet Sahtouris, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Bill McKibben, Tom Goldtooth, Roshi Joan Halifax, Amr Adel, Colin Beavan, Naomi Klein, Jeremy Rifkin, Rebecca Solnit, Rupert Sheldrake and others…

A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, Kumare follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Instead, he finds himself forging profound connections with people from all walks of life — and wondering if and when to reveal his true self. Will his followers accept his final teaching? Can this illusion reveal a greater spiritual truth? Winner of South by Southwest’s Audience Award, Kumare is an insightful look at faith and belief.