Two Spirits

2012-11-03 10:09:29

By Lydia Nibley

Two Spirits by Lydia NibleyTwo Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Fred Martinez was a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong

2012-09-30 12:13:25

By Master Zhongxian Wu

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong by Master Zhongxian WuIt is really a rare thing to have someone like Master Wu presents a shamanic form of Qigong to a western audience. I have not seen anything else like it--certainly not anything of such high quality production. It is something I know I will spend several years learning and re-learning, hoping someday to achieve mastery.

Dreams of Damanhur

2012-08-29 18:48:05

By Keith Busha

Dreams of Damanhur by Keith BushaIn 2005, filmmaker Keith Busha found himself drawn to Italy to view and film the art of a unique, largely unknown community. He found their extensive and extraordinary art to be only a very small piece of a story that consumed him for years. After many trips and much research, this self-proclaimed, road weary skeptic opened his eyes and mind to the wonders of this enlightened and innovative community.
This film, originally about art, became a multilayered journey into the heart of a new and growing civilization that must be seen to be believed. A society where nothing is impossible and where there are no limits to what can be done.

The Fountain

2012-08-02 00:29:16

By Darren Aronofsky

The Fountain by Darren AronofskyYesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: A man, devoted to one woman and determined to protect her from forces that threaten her existence. His quest leads him to a Tree of Life...and to an adventure into eternity. A science fiction and romance tale alive with ideas and filled with astonishing vistas. Not many films can blow your mind and break your heart at the same time, but this one will.

The Tree

2012-06-29 12:37:38

By Julie Bertuccelli

The Tree by Julie BertuccelliThe O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow