Monthly Movie Night at the CFM
Join us at the Center for Mindfulness for our monthly movie night! Held in our beautiful auditorium, the evening includes popcorn and a discussion led by one of our team members.
Open to the Greater CFM Community, and donations are accepted to support future movie nights.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Movie Night moves to the last Friday of the month
"Dead Poets Society" (1989)
Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.
Discussant for this film will be Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Friday, June 26, 2015
"Fierce Grace" (2001)
Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were fired from that institution for conducting controversial psychedelic drug research. In the purple haze aftermath, Alpert journeyed to India and found his guru Maharaj-ji, who renamed him Ram Dass ("Servant of God").
Best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people around the globe. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle – who has known his subject for more than twenty-five years – intersperses vivid archival footage from hippie Dom's glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since being – in his words – “stroked” in 1997.
How do these movies fit with mindfulness? Join us to find out! Moderated by CFM staff and special guests, the CFM Movie Night series explores the deeper themes and subject matter of the films, which have been chosen for their connections to mindfulness, meditation, and related topics.
Free and open to all - please join us!
Directions to the Center for Mindfulness