Sat, Sep 11|
1510 S 1100 W
MINDFUL MOVIE NIGHT - I AM by Tom Shadyac
This month we'll show a documentary by director Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams, and the Nutty Prof. to name a few) titled I AM will kick off the Monthly Mindful Movie Series on Saturday, September 11th at 7:30 pm.
Time & Location
Sep 11, 2021, 7:30 PM
1510 S 1100 W, 1510 S 1100 W, Syracuse, UT 84075, USA
About the Event
Imagine watching a movie that sparked intrigue and invoked curiosity in a nurturing environment with other seekers who feel the same and long for connection.
That's the aim of Mindful Movie Night. Come watch movies in the Greenhouse with a small group of like-minded seekers and openly discuss questions, perspectives, and Ah-ha moments with the group (if you’re comfortable doing so if not, listening is also great!)
The goal is that each month we’ll have a new thought-provoking movie/documentary to be screened in the intimate Greenhouse Wellness Studio.
Tickets will start at $10 and include healthy snacks and beverages - tickets are BYOS (bring your own seat). The greenhouse floor will be open for anyone to bring their own camp chair, blanket, cushion, or bolster to be as comfy as possible. Don’t want to bring your own chair or blanket, claim the C&E Upgrade for an extra $5. With this upgrade your chair and a cozy blanket will be set up and all ready for you when you arrive.
Kicking Off in September
A documentary by director Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams, and the Nutty Prof. to name a few) titled I AM will kick off the Monthly Mindful Movie Series on Saturday, September 11th at 7:30 pm. Below is a description/review of the movie by Rachel Sillman from one.org.
While this film was produced in 2011, it is very relevant to the current times. The questions it explores are the very ones that most of us wish we knew the answers to today. And the answer is one that we all need to strive for daily
"As a fellow ONE member and a firm believer in the interconnectedness of our world, I am always looking for new ways to help bridge the gaps within my community and within society as a whole. Recently, my friend recommended I watch the documentary “I Am.” She claimed that as a result of watching this film, she felt more connected and obligated than ever before to the world she was a part of. Being a philosophical and existential junkie, I knew I had to check this out for myself.
The film follows director Tom Shadyac as he embarks on a social, scientific, and spiritual journey to answer two profound questions: “What’s wrong with the world?” and “What can we do about it?”
After a near-death experience, Shadyac traveled around the world to interview renowned spiritual and scientific leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Noam Chomsky, along with many others, in order to find answers to the questions that plagued him. Throughout the film, Shadyac argues that, at the core of our existence, there is a genetic capability and need to collaborate and to love one another. The film argues that this ability to sympathize and to love is actually one of the main evolutionary traits that has allowed us to thrive as a species.
The term used throughout the film that resonated with me the most was what was referred to as “the power of one.” This alluded not only to the power humanity has as a whole when they join forces, but also to the power we as individuals have within ourselves. At its core, this is the idea ONE tries to instill in its members every day. With your voice comes the power to change society and the larger the voice the greater the change can be. Desmond Tutu, who has been a supporter of ONE’s advocacy work, shines throughout the film in highlighting the power of the individual when placed within the whole. He stresses the importance to “galvanize others and say, it is possible to change.”
For those that say to themselves, “What’s the point? What can I do about it?” in reference to social change, the answer may astound you. “I Am” argues that we are actually genetically programmed to love, cooperate and share with one another. We do have the power inside ourselves to change the way society operates and it starts at the individual level.
The film finishes with a beautiful message. In answering his initial questions, Shadyac discovers that we are what is wrong with the world today. More importantly, in trying to discover what we can do about it, the answer is extraordinarily simple.
We can love."
I hope you will join me in this inaugural event. My dream is that The Greenhouse Wellness Center become not just a yoga and meditation studio but a beacon for seekers. A place of connection, conversation, acceptance, openness, and healing for all.
Mindful Movie Night - BYOS
Ticket includes: BYOS (bring your own seat) entry into The Greenhouse Wellness Center's movie night, healthy snacks and a drink.$15.00+$0.38 service fee
Comfort and Ease upgrade. Don't want to bring your own chair? How about a blanket to stay cozy? I'll even throw in the best seat in the house... Upgrade your ticket and have a chair and blanket all set up for you with your name on it.$5.00+$0.13 service fee