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AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
‘AWARE: GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS’ HITS THEATERS NEXT FRIDAY, SEPT. 24;
Award-winning documentary to have TV debut in Fall
What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? What happens when we die? Why do we seem to be hardwired for mystical experience?
In these times of existential crisis, there has been an explosion of research into consciousness. After four centuries of silence, scientists are confronting the “Big Questions”, cutting a window into a realm previously held tight by philosophy and religion: AWARE follows six brilliant researchers, approaching the greatest of all mysteries from radically different perspectives, from within and without: through high-tech brain research and Eastern meditation, by scientifically exploring inner space through psychedelic substances and by investigating the consciousness of plants. Scientists are arriving at new insights – some of which have been integral to Indigenous knowledge for millenia.
AWARE opens as a science film but emerges well beyond the explicable, ultimately leading one on a voyage upon the ocean of consciousness, a contemplative, sensual, cinematographic meditation. The networks of consciousness are reflected in ‘grand’ imagery revealing the vast interconnectedness of Nature – from the smallest organisms, to the world of plants and animals and on to the cosmos. It invites one to experience the awe and mystery of life as the researchers do, to dive in with them, returning to see the world anew, to review long-held beliefs and assumptions and initiate one’s own oceanic journey. Ultimately, to be aware one is aware.
With Richard Boothby, Monica Gagliano, Roland Griffiths, Josefa Kirvin Kulix, Christof Koch, Matthieu Ricard and Mingyur Rinpoche
TO OPEN IN LOS ANGELES (LAEMMLE MONICA)
AND SAN FRANCISCO (ROXIE, RAFAEL) THEN EXPANDS
PLUS: CONSCIOUSNESS ROADSHOW STARTING 9/24
IN THEATERS NEXT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:
OPENS IN LOS ANGELES – LAEMMLE MONICA FILM CENTER – FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
OPENS IN SAN FRANCISCO – ROXIE – FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
OPENS IN SAN RAFAEL, CA – SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER – FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
OPENS BOULDER – DAIRY ARTS FILM CENTER – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29
OPENS IN NEW YORK – CINEMA VILLAGE – FRIDAY, OCT. 8
OPENS IN BALTIMORE – THE CHARLES THEATER – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13
OPENS IN SANTA CRUZ – RIO THEATRE – SATURDAY, OCT. 16
OPENS IN ALBUQUERQUE – GUILD THEATER – MONDAY, OCT. 18
OPENS IN RHINEBECK, NY – UPSTATE FILMS – FRIDAY, OCT. 22
SCREENS IN NEWPORT, RI – JANE PICKENSTHEATRE– TUESDAY, OCT. 26