From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee, comes Wings Of Life — a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life utilizes riveting high-speed, closer-than-close filmmaking techniques to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet.
Titans of Yoga is a documentary about 25 of the most prominent figures who practice and teach yoga, meditation, and other mindful practices. Throughout this yoga documentary they share their inspiring stories from first being introduced to yoga to how the practice has transformed their lives for the better.
The elderly Coleman and the young and brash Bobby learn what life is like from each other’s point of view when their bodies are unwittingly switched by way of transcendental meditation. But they’re not alone on their strange journey; Coleman’s wife, Gena is renewed in the body of Lainie, the girlfriend of Bobby’s best friend. Can they switch back?
This 90 minute feature documentary chronicles the life and spiritual quest of Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, who for the past twenty-eight years has been a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The son of a United States Ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky left his privileged life behind to follow his true calling. He moved to India, cutting his ties with society, photography, and his pleasure-filled world, to live in a monastery with no running water or electricity. There he would spend the next fourteen years studying to become a monk. Then in one of life?s beautiful twists, Nicky went back to photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery, one of the most important in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His journey from photographer to monk, and most recently, to the abbot of the monastery he helped rebuild form the core of the story.
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary is an intimate portrait celebrating two very complex, controversial characters in an epic friendship that shaped a generation.
In the early 1960’s, Harvard Psychology Professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began probing
the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics. Dr. Leary became the
LSD guru, challenging convention, questioning authority, and spawned a global counter culture
movement, landing in prison after Nixon called him, “the most dangerous man in America.” Dr.
Alpert journeyed to India becoming Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher for an entire generation who still
continues his teaching of service through compassion.
With footage spanning 80 years the film invites us to ponder questions about life, drugs, consciousness
and the biggest mystery in the human landscape: death.
How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader. This is his story, as told and filmed by Rick Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India over the course of several months. Also included is rare historical footage as well as footage supplied by individuals who at great personal risk, filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet. Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, 10 Questions for The Dalai Lama conveys more than history and more than answers – it opens a window into the heart of an inspiring man.
Two young monks meditate in the search for greater Cosmic Union. However, in their quest, they become increasingly aware of the others’ activities, jealously upping the stakes in order to be the ‘most enlightened’.