Mindful Cinema

April 26th—May 24th

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    Room: Community Room

    Bi-weekly, 6:30–9:30pm

    Fusing international culture, diversity, and kindness, Mindful Cinema is a gathering for Shambhala Boulder cinephiles and foodies. Welcoming new members, visitors, and committed practitioners, this group shares culinary delights and movies that explore meaningful themes, such as tradition, generosity, loyalty, forgiveness, and death. We screen international films from Sundance, Cannes, and other festivals.

    We encourage diffusing culture, diversity, and kindness through the dish you bring and the foreign films we watch together over a nice glass of wine. Join us for a true potluck dinner—your contribution makes it happen! A short discussion follows the film.

    Kindly RSVP here and note in the comment section what creative, elegant dish you’d like to bring. For more information, contact Angie at [email protected] or Andrew at [email protected]

    Upcoming Films

    April 12: The Story of the Weeping Camel
    A nomadic family in Mongolia's Gobi desert faces a problem when a white camel colt is born in a difficult delivery and rejected by its mother. The two sons are sent to a nearby town to find a musician who can perform a "Hoos" musical ceremony, to encourage the mother camel to accept her colt. A blend of documentary footage and narrative, it won the 2003 European Film Award for Best Documentary. Directed by Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa, Mongolia, 2005. View the trailer

    April 26: The Eel
    Japan's maverick master Shohei Imamura delivers a gentle, droll and haunting film about an ex-con making his awkward way to redemption. Watch the trailer here. 

    May 10: Eternity and a Day
    Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home. Directed by Theo Angelopoulos, Greece, 1998. View the trailer here.

    May 24: Embrace of the Serpent
    The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. Directed by Ciro Guerra, Columbia, 2013. Watch the trailer