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Thursday, September 11
 

7:00pm

Meditation, Creativity, Peace
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG4XPk8runI

Meditation Creativity Peace opens in typical Lynchian fashion. The director is filmed in crisp black and white in front of a large canvas of abstract art with music of his own composition playing in the background, as he holds up a rather delicious looking donut (minus a bite) as an analogy for meditation: ‘you don’t know how sweet and how good it is until you have tasted it. Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than this donut. It gives the experience of the sweetest nectar of life: pure bliss consciousness.’

 

This sets the tone for the documentary. As a director, writer, painter, musician and occasional actor, David Lynch is a true artist and he thinks and speaks like one. The documentary is peppered with colorful and very beautiful analogies. When he explains the actual process of Transcendental Meditation, talks about the unified field or discusses quantum physics, he doesn’t blind one with complicated science-speak, rather he uses simple words and simple visual aids: a black marker pen, white board and his own doodles.

We see him visiting cities as diverse as Jerusalem, Sofia, Kiev, Palermo, Lisbon and Edinburgh and fielding all sorts of questions from How would you describe your creative process? to What is the meaning of life to How did monkeys become human? And employing great elegance, he answers them all, without so much as a flinch.

 

In the past six years the David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships for meditation instruction for nearly 200,000 inner-city school students, veterans with post-traumatic stress, incarcerated adults and teens, and homeless adults and children throughout the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, had two goals: enlightenment of the individual and peace on earth. David Lynch wants to achieve both.
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- See more at: http://www.tm.org/blog/news/meditation-creativity-peace/#sthash.GVrM7YlK.dpuf

Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

7:00pm

Moving From Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude
Playful. Profound. Meditative. Deeply healing. “Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude” is more than just a film, it’s a transformational experience. Rated one of the top documentaries at the Sedona Int. Film festival, this 69-minute film features the work and teachings of Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han. Armed with rice paper, ink, brush, and a collection of Zen teachings and koans, Alok opens the door to a world of magical brush strokes and enchanted students. On the verge of his 75th birthday and with a new love in his life Alok employs his teachings to confront his own personal history. In the film we experience Zen not as a religion or philosophy, but as a way of life for Alok and his partner, fellow artist Raylene Abbott.  Together they face the challenges inherent in art, life and relationships by embracing their world moment to moment, taking what comes and "moving from emptiness."

Website: http://www.zendudemovie.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/82426735
Runtime:  1 Hour, 9 Minutes

Directed by: Jerry Hartleben and Shaeri Richards 


Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Friday, September 12
 

8:30pm

Yoga Maya
Yoga Maya is an exposé on how yoga is taught, practiced and marketed in America. It features interviews with 12 senior yoga teachers in California and confessionals by Arvind Chittumalla, producer and director of Yoga Maya. Yoga has been relegated to mostly physical practices in the West, due to a lack of proper understanding of yoga and lack of comprehensive yoga education. This documentary will clarify 4 misconceptions of yoga in the West. It encourages the yoga community to expand their practice beyond the physical and embrace meditation, breath-work, morals and disciplines.

Documentary Cast: Jai Uttal, Annie Carpenter, Mark Whitwell, Felicia Tomasko, Tracee Stanley, Swami Sri Atmananda, Arun Deva, Daniel Stewart, Julie Carmen, Tej Khalsa, Lorin Roche, Chris Chapple.

More than 20 million people practice yoga in America today. For most of these people, yoga means Asana, the physical postures. Not more than 20% of the yoga practitioners incorporate other aspects of yoga into their practice and lifestyle, namely: morals, disciplines, breath-work and meditation. It is good that so many people have an asana practice, yoga asanas (postures) do offer many health benefits. However, if these people expand their practice even marginally by embracing other limbs of yoga, they would benefit exponentially in all walks of life. An integrated yoga practice builds character, discipline, an appreciation for the eco-system in which we live and the resolve to face challenges more gracefully. 

There is no better time than now for us to embrace yoga in its entirety. Most of the problems we face in this country today are the result of a lack of discipline, morals and holistic view of life. To name a few: We spend more than we earn, we suffer from illnesses due to poor diet and lifestyle choices, we spend money on wars instead of investing that money in the people who build our society and we are destroying the environment for short term benefits. The foundation of our country is crumbling and it is time for a fundamental change in the way we think and live. An integrated yoga practice can offer the transformation we badly need today.

Website: www.yogamayamovie.com
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/96269323
Run Time: 77 minutes

Friday September 12, 2014 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
 
Saturday, September 13
 

7:00pm

Red Passage
Based on true events and set in 1970s, Red Passage, is the moving and inspiring journey of a young Hong Kong boy going from a British colonial state school to a mainland Chinese run school, during the Cultural Revolution, in Hong Kong

 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHv0Ix79dEE&feature=youtu.be 

PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISTORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER
THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL  


Saturday September 13, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Sunday, September 14
 

6:30pm

PUMP

This is a free screening
 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTytxMdlazM

Sunday September 14, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Monday, September 15
 

7:00pm

The Chikukwa Project
Website: www.thechikukwaproject.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/103129096
Gillian Leahy and Terry Leahy - Co–Producers


Monday September 15, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

8:15pm

Project: ICE
Formed by ice, filled by ice and often covered with ice, the Great Lakes encapsulate human exploration, migration, development and where we’re headed. PROJECT: ICE views North America’s fresh water inland ocean through the prism of ice, from the crossroads of history, science and climate change. 
North America’s five Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario, contain a staggering twenty percent of all the fresh water on the planet. Consider that encompasses every river, stream, lake, and glacial ice sheet on Earth, and you quickly grasp their scale, volume and significance. Lake Superior by itself holds ten percent of Earth’s fresh water. 

4K resolution digital cinema cameras visit this shared Canadian and American resource that holds a timely and telling story of geology, human movement, population growth, shipping, navigation, industrialization, cultural development, recreation and the profound impact people have had on the very environment they cherish and depend upon. 

Ice sits at the heart of it all. 

Ultimately, PROJECT: ICE reveals the “canary in a coal mine” role being played by Great Lakes ice over the past 40 years, an indisputable record of increasing water temperatures and strikingly diminished ice cover. 40 million Americans and Canadians live within the Great Lakes Basin. Communities, industries and visitors who vacation and recreate will all feel profound effects of this change. It’s an environmental and economic wake-up call from the heartland of the United States and Canada, not some remote and unpopulated pole of the planet.

Website: http://ProjectIceMovie.com 
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/59874619
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projecticemovie
Run Time: 1 Hour, 58 Minutes 


Monday September 15, 2014 8:15pm - 10:15pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Wednesday, September 17
 

7:30pm

Extinction Soup
EXTINCTION SOUP follows documentary filmmaker Philip Waller on his quest for adventure as he sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. The film quickly takes a surprise turn when Waller finds himself consumed with exposing to the world an environmental catastrophe in the making - the extinction of the oceans' shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins. 

Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers and help pass ground-breaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in many Eastern cultures, and the impetus behind 70 million sharks being killed per year.
Website: extinctionsoupmovie.com
Trailer: http://extinctionsoupmovie.com/index.php/trailer

Runtime: 1 Hour, 1 Minute
Stefanie Brendl - Executive Producer 

Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Thursday, September 18
 

7:00pm

Furthest From the Wild
 Furthest from the Wild is a documentary chronicling the many struggles that non profit animal sanctuaries must face. It is a window into the world of captive animals and a unique look at the lives of those who care for the beautiful and at times dangerous creatures.

Website: www.Furthestfromthewild.org
Trailer:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Cl5mP9Elk
Runtime: 1 Hour, 28 Minutes

Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Voices

Voices features the stark and intimate portraits of three very different individuals and their struggle with severe mental illness in America. The stories of Sharon, Thomas and Aaron illuminate the challenges, realities, and often complex emotions and choices that surround people with psychotic mental illness and those who love them. 

In turning the camera on these individuals and their families, the subtle power of Voices lies in the brutal honesty of families sharing their stories for the first time, unburdening themselves from the stigma of mental illness. As they search for answers they know they may never find, they expose the human back-story of the psychotic experience in a way never before captured on camera.

The film takes a fresh approach, as families steer the narrative over rocky and deeply personal terrain. Without expert commentators deployed to “make sense” of what often does not, Voices allows people to tell their own stories, unmediated by statistics or authorities that imply answers. With this nuanced style, the film provocatively highlights the disjointed and decompensated behaviors that can result from serious mental illness, and its impact on society and the loved ones in its orbit.

In these raw and sometimes jarring real life stories, outcomes are as varied as the people in them: Sharon is well cared for but institutionalized in a long-term care facility; Thomas lives on the street but is a beloved member of his community; and Aaron’s father is left wondering what could have prevented his son from committing the violent tragedy that eventually made national headlines.

 Webiste:www.VoicesDocumentary.com
 Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/69860367
 Run Time: 1 Hour, 10 minutes

Gary Tsai (Director / Producer)
Hiroshi Hara (Director/Cinemaographer/Editor) 


Speakers
HH

Hiroshi Hara

Director / Cinematographer / Editor


Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
A documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out. Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, and gives evolutionary context to today's escalating worldly issues. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness. A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.

Website:  www.crossroadsfilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooXAuHgXod4
Runtime: 1 Hour, 4 Minutes
 



Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

The Amazing You
Website: http://www.theamazingmovie.com/
Runtime: 53 Minutes 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTmXcFbTPCo
What are the personal leadership secrets that allow NASA leaders to successfully land three robots on Mars and build spacecraft to fly to the end of our galaxy, and how we can apply the same secrets to fulfill our greatest dreams in life? What is the thinking of the genius behind Angry Birds - the fastest growing brand in history - and how can we implement the same thinking into our educational systems? What is the magic behind some of the greatest musicians in the world? And what does all this have to do with you? What do you have in common with astronauts, polar explorers, rock stars, spiritual masters and the angry birds? 
You are welcome to join us on this journey, to discover your true purpose and to discover new ways of making it a reality. This journey allowed the mind of man to expand beyond its frontiers, this information allowed humanity itself to travel beyond our world, to shatter the paradigms of our limits as people and to build our vision for a greater future. And now, this information will be in your hands. Once you set foot on this breathtaking journey of inner exploration, you may never go back. Once you take the first step in the direction of your most wonderful dreams and your highest purpose in life, you can only walk forward. You will be guided by the people who literally took humanity out of the cradle – planet Earth – and up into the playground of stars. NASA leaders, astronauts,  Stanford University visionaries, Grammy-award winning rock stars and paradigm-changing entrepreneurs share with you the new models for creating authentic and meaningful personal success. The movie shares 30 years of success intelligence and personal leadership experience combined with state-of-the-art discoveries in human development and spiritual wisdom. Together with them, we step into the amazing future! 

Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Friday, September 19
 

7:00pm

E-Motion
Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us. That’s the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each o fus. Imagine a world where abundance, innerpeace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose. That’s where we’re going…

E-Motion is a factual feature length doumentary set to change the way humanity thinks about the physical symptoms of disease. Driven by interviews with cutting edge healers whose backgrounds include western medicine, quantum physics, kinesiology, biology and genetics, E-­‐Motion looks at the underlying cause for everything that makes us sick.

Featuring world renowned and highly respected author Dr Joe Dispenza, the new Einstein–Nassim Haramein, cancer healer Robvan Overbruggen Ph.D, whole foods cowboy and legendary speaker Don Tolman and many ot here motion experts,E-­‐Motion has bonafide modalities anyone can employ to discover what negative emotions are causing their physical symptoms and how to release those emotions to bring out physical healing.E-­‐Motion is a new kind of documentary that actual helps people transform their lives.

Website: http://www.e-motionthemovie.com/

Justin Lyons - Producer
Frazer Bailey - Director


Friday September 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Tricky Bidness
Intelligent and engaging, the documentary ‘Tricky Bidness’ tells the story of how the politically progressive town of Arcata, California has grappled with the ongoing challenge of marijuana grow houses in its neighborhoods. Community members provide surprisingly candid and thoughtful analysis of the situation as the town finds itself as a hub of the marijuana black market.

Run Time: 1 Hour, 9 Minutes.
Website:    www.trickybidness.com
Trailer:      https://vimeo.com/60503458 


Friday September 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Walk, Talk, Dance, Sing
 This raw, real, and artsy docu-drama, made by a Hashimoto's patient, takes a moving look at thyroid disease from the patients' perspective.  Without pre-scripting this story, Donna-Lynne set out with her iPhone and bloggie camera to get to the bottom of this epidemic. She talked to folks who have been dealing with thyroid issues, and those in the healing arts, and she listened for what's "real and true," in her quest to unravel this "affair" once and for all. This informative and provocative film raises public awareness and deepens our understanding, while also setting the stage for a shift towards ending this insidious health epidemic.

Website: http://studiowild.ca/walk_talk_dance_sing.php
Link to Trailer: http://vimeo.com/92173785


Friday September 19, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

The Kingdom Within
East & West. Exclusivity & universal acceptance. "The Kingdom Within" explores the world of yoga in America, set among a Christian context.

The film was shot entirely in Austin, TX. The hometown of the director, Bob Peck, Austin is one city that exemplifies these two perspectives. Texas is known for its conservative and traditional values, while the city of Austin is known for its artists, hippies, and Eastern-appreciating spiritualists. It is the microcosm of our debate.

In recent decades, America has seen an overwhelming embrace of Eastern spirituality--largely due to the hippie movement of the 1960's. Despite the First Amendment, this country was primarily founded by Christians, with Christian values. Due to this high-octane impact of these two cultures, there has been either a new-found love or a resistant rejection from their intermingling. And there are very detailed reasons for both results.
While the significant figure within Christianity, Jesus Christ, preached a very direct command to love one another freely, the Church has been guilty of shrouding other viewpoints and offshoots since its inception. Meanwhile, the yogi masters of India have long proclaimed an admiration and respect for Christ, often including him on their list of 'avatars', or men of divine incarnation.

The film explores many layers of inquiry behind yoga's presence in America. Beyond the theology, there is a need to answer the question: Is yoga just physical exercise? Several people from a variety of backgrounds chime in on this initial topic. If it's just stretching, then it's probably fine for people of other faiths to practice it. But if it's a spiritual practice integrated in an ancient Indian philosophy, it could potentially conflict with Christian doctrine.
It also explores both Hinduism and Christianity in greater detail. Hindus are often misunderstood in the West, and this film gives them an opportunity to clarify these misconceptions. Christianity also is given background by clergy from many denominations, including a historical Jesus scholar from the University of Texas.

Ultimately the film lets the audience decide. With eighteen different viewpoints, “The Kingdom Within” reminds us that any issue is never black and white. Hopefully, within the spectrum of grays, we can come to a greater understanding about these two ancient philosophies in our contemporary society.

Website: www.thekingdomwithinfilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIpeb-TlFE
Run Time: 1 Hour, 23 Minutes

Speakers
BP

Bob Peck

Director


Friday September 19, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

8:00pm

Something You Can Call Home
Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

8:30pm

Healing My Sister: Detox
Friday September 19, 2014 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Find Your Way

In this honest and heart-felt documentary, one busker turned filmmaker takes us inside the world of street musicians.

Filmed over the course of three years, five talented artists bare all as they cope with "making it" in a society driven relentlessly by the allure of fame. While some dream of more, others are resigned to life on the street - and even embrace it.

Featuring 90's rocker Chris Ballew of the Presidents of the U.S.A. and violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, this hour and a half journey will make you think twice about who you're passing on the street.

Website:www.findyourwayfilm.com
Runtime: 1 Hour, 37 Mintues 

Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:30pm

HOOKED
Friday September 19, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

10:30pm

No Daylight
A friend of mine who is a former federal agent composed several months of footage of a sting operation on a prostitution syndicate. After he was let go from the Bureau he decided to take what he had captured and pressed it together as a documentary/narrative. This is his story and the lives of the women that had suffered and or were killed during the investigation...

Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1R396Ii_RY
Runtime: 1 Hour ,32 Minutes


Friday September 19, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday September 20, 2014 12:30am
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Saturday, September 20
 

11:00am

Connected by Coffee
 Connected By Coffee tells the story of Latin American coffee farmers and how our daily brew is deeply connected to the region's troubled past and hopeful future. Following a 1000-mile journey from Mexico to Nicaragua, the film shows how equitable trading relationships are empowering communities and working for social justice. 5% of all proceeds directly to the 4 coffee cooperatives featured in this film towards COFFEE RUST relief. “La Roya”: a fungus that causes significant damage to coffee plants. It strips them of their leaves, leaving them without nutrients, and ultimately inhibits them from bearing fruit.

Webiste: www.ConnectedByCoffee.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/63506107
Runtime: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

 


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:30am

Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives---The Environmental Footprint of War-

Saturday September 20, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:30am

The Collective Evolution III: The Shift
Saturday September 20, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

AMCHI
Webiste: amchithefilm.com
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/73267744
Runtime: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes


Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

Freedom From Choice
Life is about choice. What we eat, what we read, who we elect; every day we makechoices that determine how we want to live. But what if these choices are just an illusion?

In an era where regulations and red tape rule every industry, where lobby groups and bigbusiness wield more influence than ever before, our daily choices have becomeincreasingly limited. And with all our options so deliberately handpicked, are we reallymaking a choice at all?

Experts from many different fields offer a frank and startling look at the hidden limitations inour daily lives. Focusing on key areas such as food, medicine, finance, and media,Freedom From Choice provides viewers with a glimpse at the myriad of ways their livesare being dictated, and tells us who stands to gain.

Presented in an entertaining style, Freedom From Choice is a film not about the choiceswe make, but rather the choices that are being made for us. It features many prominentindustry leaders such as Joel Salatin (Food Inc), Gerald Celente (Overdose: The NextFinancial Crisis), Peter Schiff (The Bubble) and G Edward Griffin (America: From Freedomto Fascism).

Website: http://www.freedomfromchoicefilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8mX54O90Tg
Runtime: 1 Hour, 18 Minutes
Tim Delmastro, Director/Producer


Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

Hope to Heal: The Diagnostic Maps
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Spence Palermo - Producer/Director 

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/104970917 

Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

The Beginning There Was Light

Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Art As A Weapon
Street art, struggle and revolution collide in this beautifully shot film about art’s ability to
create change. The story opens on the politically charged Thailand/Burma border at the first
school teaching street art as a form of non-violent struggle. The film follows two young girls
(Romi & Yi-Yi) who have escaped 50 years of civil war in Burma to pursue an arts education in
Thailand. Under the threat of imprisonment and torture, the girls use spray paint and stencils
to create images in public spaces to let people know the truth behind Burma's transition
toward "artificial democracy." As the art school's reputation grows, the girls are contacted by
street artist JR and asked to join him in his global street art campaign, The Inside Out Project,
with the goal to "transform messages of personal identity into works of art." Eighty-two
hundred miles away, artist Shepard Fairey paints a 30’ mural of a Burmese monk for the
same reasons and in support of the students' struggle in Burma. As these stories are inter-cut, the film connects these seemingly unrelated characters around the concept of using art
as a weapon for change.

Website: artasaweapon.info
Link to Trailer:https://vimeo.com/78875453 

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Hard Way Home
Sometimes the best way to let go of a troubled past is to literally walk as far away from it as possible. Hard Way Home is an intimate journey of the filmmaker as she struggles physically and emotionally to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Filled with a cast of misfit hikers, wandering poets and other similar souls to the filmmaker, the trek takes on surprising meaning about the values of human connection and freedom that in the process helps the filmmaker to overcome a difficult relationship. In the vein of classic first person documentary films likeSherman’s March, and the recently successful Maidentrip, this documentary is a personal journey with mostly point of view cinematography that takes its audience on the experience of a lifetime.

Website: www.hardwayhomefilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/68550020r
Runtime: 1 Hour, 27 Minutes
Kori Feener - Director

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

The Hill
Clinging to the last affordable housing in a rapidly gentrifying city, a group of African- American neighbors fight to save their homes from the wrecking ball when the city of New Haven proposes a huge new construction project on their property. This group takes their case all the way to federal court in a story about 21st century racism.

Website: www.lisamolomot.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/59580999
Run Time: 60 Minutes
 


Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

Finding Happiness
Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

One: A Story of Love and Equality
Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

What Ate My Mum And Will It Eat Me?
Cancer is a leading cause of death, responsible for about 13% of all deaths globally. In the developed world it claims the life of about one in four people. According to the World Health Organisation this figure will rise to one in three by 2020. So most of us, if not all of us know someone close to us that has died from cancer. Marcus Lovett's mother died from the next wave of asbestos related cancer sufferers , the DIY generation.

Marcus goes in search of what killed his mother, and in doing so looks for the secrets of a long and healthy life. Marcus discovers that diet and exercise alone are not going to save your life. If not everyone that is exposed to a carcinogen dies, then there must be something else?

This is not a witch-hunt or a miracle cure story, it's not a heavy story, but there are moments that may bring a tear. It's not a light fluffy story either, but there are moments that will make you giggle. It's a personal story, that anyone that has lost someone to cancer, or any illness, will relate.

Website:  http://whatatemymum.com
Run Time: 47 Minutes
Marcus Lovett - Director

Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Mobile in Black and White
 In many ways, Mobile, Alabama has moved beyond the racial problems that plagued most American cities throughout the twentieth century. Overt racism is no longer tolerated, and, for the most part, race relations in Mobile are not much different than in other cities, north or south. Mobile in Black and White takes a hard look at the ways racism continues to pervade the structures and institutions of a supposedly post-racial world. Expertly blending the insights and experiences of local residences and leading experts such as Peggy McIntosh, john powell, Tim Wise, and Bryan Stevenson, as well as the poetry of Natasha Trethewey, Sonia Sanchez, and others, this documentary is a powerful, thought-provoking catalyst for constructive community conversations on race.

Webiste: http://mobileinblackandwhite.org/ 
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/80008949
Runtime: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes
Rob Gray - Director

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

No Evidence Of Disease

Below the belt cancers and a below the radar cause are thrust into the limelight as N.E.D. or No Evidence of Disease, a rock band of six GYN surgeons, puts  the plight of their patients center stage in this riveting story of women fighting for their lives.

Named in honor of the words every patient dreams to hear, No Evidence of Disease’s original music has become a lightning rod for gynecologic cancers, bringing a shockingly neglected cause out of obscurity. This intimate, yet boldly energizing film also focuses on patients who struggle with terrifying diagnoses, traumatic treatments and life-altering decisions. With delicacy, honesty, and even humor, N.E.D. gracefully weaves the harrowing journeys and remarkable courage of women, devoted families and dedicated doctors, as music and medicine join forces in the fight for survival. 

Webiste: www.nedthemovie.com 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlg_hKMUmJg 
Runtime: 1 Hour, 24 Minutes

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis
Water is the basis of life on Planet Earth. But from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle, many of our major waterways and water supplies are threatened by drought, pollution and population growth. Pacific Lutheran University's MediaLab presents,"Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis," a new documentary that examines the current state of our most important natural resource. For more information about this project visit:http://tappedoutdoc.weebly.com/the-project.html

Website: http://tappedoutdoc.weebly.com/the-project.html
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF5E2gq0mGQ
Runtime: 33 Minutes, 12 Seconds

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Water Blues Green Solution

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin
Limited Capacity seats available




Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/59380528

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry
 Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, how do they go about entering the business, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they deal with career options, finances, and relationships once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.

Website: http://www.riskybusinessthemovie.com/
Run Time: 1 hour, 42 Minutes 
David Mech - Producer/Director 


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Dancing With Thoreau
Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Lone Prophet
Dante, a NYC teenager reevaluates his relationships and position in society after his girlfriend gets deported to Colombia. A coming of age story about undocumented students fighting for the DREAM ACT while living in America's self-deprecating culture. 
Website: www.loneprophet.com
Runtime: 1 Hour, 19 Minutes
Sebastian Rea (director, writer, producer) & Davi Santos (actor, writer, producer)

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Nearly Really Me
Nearly Really Me follows the story of Karla, a 35 year old professional who knows her life is fine, and yet feels that fine isn’t good enough, she wants to feel alive. Trouble is, she has no real idea how to go about it. So she outsources her existential crisis to an internationally respected medium for direction  and soon finds herself embarking on a trip to Vietnam for their 5 day spiritual conference, where participants gain knowledge, wisdom and insights delivered unlike any other in the world. In a revealing, emotional, funny and poignant trip seen through Karla’s down-to-earth eyes, the camera goes behind closed doors capturing information and breakthroughs never presented before that everyone can draw from, regardless of beliefs, to help achieve a more fulfilling life.

Website: www.nearlyreallyme.com
Link to Trailer: http://vimeo.com/83165386
Runtime: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes
Vanessa Burt - Producer 

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Sunday, September 21
 

12:00pm

Immigration Paradox

THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX takes a critical and in depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history–immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award Winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez set out to understand why people would risk their lives to come to the U.S.. Her quest takes a shocking twist when she musters enough courage to cross the line at a protest and has an encounter with whom she believed was her enemy.

From there on her journey, spanning 7 years searching for answers and solutions to this complex social issue, takes her and the audience to places never before considered in the immigration debate. THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX is a feature length documentary that exposes the missing information to the immigration issue by interviewing an array of people from various backgrounds, which include economics, sociology, philosophy, history, policy, and activism. This documentary will move you beyond the villain or victim scenario, the heated rhetoric and sensationalism to reveal the bigger picture.

No matter what your viewpoints or beliefs are regarding this deeply emotional issue; the information exposed in THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX will surely leave you shocked. 


Website: www.TIPMovie.com 
Runtime: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes
 Lourdes Lee Vasquez (Writer, Producer, Director, Editor)
 Bryan Vasquez (Producer, Cinematographer)

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

The Salima Project
Out of a population of 15.9 million, over one million people are living with HIV or AIDS in Malawi. The epidemic affects all sectors of society. Due to consistent taboos against talking about HIV/AIDS, few people get tested or make their status known. In the SALIMA PROJECT, a group of Malawian actors learn and use participatory theatre techniques to open community dialogue about the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS.
Directed by Annalisa Dias
Produced by Kelly Bumford

http://vimeo.com/salimaproject
Runtime: 39 Minutes, 54 Seconds 

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

2:00pm

Love Bomb

After quitting her job at the World Trade Center Rhea Zimmerman finds herself 9 months later, in New York City on 9/11, feeling afraid, horrified, lost and wondering what she could do to help create a better story for humanity. She finds her answer and her healing when she fuels herself with purpose by becoming a chiropractor with a passion for unconditional love and international service. 

11 years later we join her on a 5-day chiropractic service trip to The Sacred Valley, Peru with her new boyfriend Austin and her friend Alejandra.  They are on a mission to serve as many people as possible offering healing, hope, and connection through collaboration with a medical clinic. 

Watch as the three stretch themselves by surrendering to service, affecting thousands that they touch, and ultimately, transforming as individuals through the power of love and teamwork.

Love Bomb is interwoven with expert voices that explore themes of human transformation, love, altruism, and consciousness.

 How can traumas ultimately transform us?  What is the power of love and how can we find it within ourselves?  What is our very own “Love Bomb” and how can we give it to the world? 

Everyone has an innate power to contribute to a loving future for humanity.



Website: http://www.lovebombthemovie.com
Link to Trailer:  http://www.lovebombthemovie.com/love-bomb-trailer
Runtime: 1 Hour, 34 Minutes
Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek (Producer/Director)
Gregg Marks (Director of Photography, Editor)

Featuring: Dr. Peter Amlinger, Kute Blackson, Gabrielle Bernstein, Elena Brower, Dr. Pat Chelenyak, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Sandra DelPrado, Guido DelPrado, Dr. Jay Komarek, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Dean Radin, PhD, Lisa Reagan, Marilyn Schlitz, Phd, Dr. Jim Sigafoose, and John Welshons.

Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Part & Parcel a Yoga documentary Satsang

"Part & Parcel is an intimate conversation with unorthodox characters who have dedicated their lives to the study and practice of Yoga in different forms.

A personal glimpse into the essence of Yoga through their unique vision and our own journey looking for answers. Is it a religion, a fitness fad, a scientific discipline perhaps?

Along the way, we will take part in the practise of the most traditional Sri Patanjala Yogashala temple in Mysore and venture further down the coast, where Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion is practiced along with surfing, in the world´s first surfing ashram.

From the pioneering academics in Britain to the Indian Swami living in a modern cave, we gain insights beyond the marketing stereotype and into the contrasting aspects of contemporary and millenary practices. Part & Parcel is a colourful collage of philosophy, history and personal paths into Yoga."

Website: www.partandparcelfilm.com

Runtime: 55 Minutes

Kirsten German - Producer SaGuarda Studios

Fred Archer - Producer Arch Pictures

Diego Barraza - Director of Part & Parcel Film 


Sunday September 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Revival of Jewish Poland
Website: http://www.therevivalofjewishpoland.com   
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5A0ji0CbLY

Dina Aspen - Director

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:00pm

The Starfish Throwers
Limited Capacity seats available

Most people pass hungry people on the street and do nothing. Meet three people who can’t and won’t. The Starfish Throwers tells the story of a top chef in India, a retired school teacher in Minnesota and a twelve year old girl from South Carolina who risk their health, wealth and reputation to fight for a cause most say is lost.

Follow Krishnan as he sharpens skills acquired as a top chef to cook and hand deliver fresh meals to hundreds of people, 365 days a year - all while bringing social shame onto his high caste born family. Will he be able to realize a years long vision as he struggles to build and open a rehabilitation campus for those he serves? Discover how fifty vegetable gardens can be traced to the seed of a single cabbage planted by a nine year old Katie Stagliano. Will the voices of critics dissuade her from continuing her work as she enters her teen years? Join the midnight rounds with retire school teacher Mr. Law as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly. Find out why he hasn’t slept in a bed in thirteen years and if his blatant disregard for his own health and safety will come back to haunt him. 

In each of their unique journeys, these unforgettable people meet discouraging and unexpected challenges and must find a way to persevere, despite being constantly reminded, “don’t you know world hunger is far too big for one person?”


www.thestarfishthrowers.com

Sunday September 21, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403