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January: Films About New Beginnings

Spiritual Cinema Circle by Spiritual Cinema Circle | January 7th, 2014 | 1 Comment
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: 37°4 S, Chronophobe, compassion, DVD club, films, January, Joe Dispenza, movies, new beginnings, Papadopoulos & Sons, Pink Balloons, Spiritual Cinema Circle, Stephen Dillane, Stephen Simon

Our Spiritual Cinema Circle film program for January is inspired by new beginnings.

The short film Chronophobe asks the question: How do we use our time?

Pink Balloons is the story of two strangers learning to understand one another with compassion.

December: Overcoming the Odds

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topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, December, DVD club, films, Granny’s Got Game, Heart of the Country, It Ain’t Over, movies, music, Overcoming the Odds, personal development, Personal Growth, power of laughter, self help, Spiritual Cinema Circle, spirituality, Stephen Simon, The Birdman, Yakov Smirnoff

This month’s Spiritual Cinema Circle film collection is all about overcoming the odds.

It Ain’t Over is a story of hope from a man with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) who has been defying medical odds for over a decade. Granny’s Got Game follows a group of women in their seventies who have been playing basketball together for nearly 20 years. The Birdman celebrates a shopkeeper in New York City who has maintained a sanctuary for music lovers in the midst of the digital age.

November: Films of Love and Inspiration

Spiritual Cinema Circle by Spiritual Cinema Circle | November 5th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: believing in miracles, blind date, cancer, communication, compassion, DVD club, films, inspiration, Jillian's Vantage, love, Michael Daube, movies, Neil Slade, November, rain forest, Revelations, school dance, Spiritual Cinema Circle, The Blue Butterfly, The Most Beautiful Thing, true story, Way of Life, William Hurt

This month’s film program is all about love and inspiration.

In Jillian’s Vantage, a couple on a blind date learn to see from one another’s perspective.

In The Most Beautiful Thing, two teenagers getting ready for the school dance teach each other about communication and compassion.

In Revelations, a man’s life is judged in an unexpected way.

October: Communication and Imagination

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topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: Alby Hurwit, communication, DVD club, emotional baggage, films, imagination, Imagine, Marilu Henner, memory, movies, music, October, Portugal, Relationships, Spiritual Cinema Circle, Stephen Simon, symphony, The Gambling Man, What is That?

Our films for this month focus on communication and imagination. In the high-concept short Baggage, a young man reclaims some emotional baggage he thought he had left behind for good. In The Gambling Man, we visit the inspiring real-life story of Alby Hurwit, a retired doctor who pursues his life-long dream to compose a symphony. And in What is That?, a father and son learn to reconnect.

September: Journeys of Love

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topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: A First Date, beautiful, Dominic Chianese, DVD club, films, love, movies, online dating, Relationships, Rhinos, Spiritual Cinema Circle, Stephen Simon, The Last New Yorker

Spiritual Cinema Circle’s September films focus on the journeys we take to find love.

The Last New Yorker, starring veteran actor Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior in The Sopranos), asks the question: “Is it ever too late to find happiness?” This feature is a great exploration of a man looking at his life all over again.

August: Embracing the Unexpected

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topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: August, choices, decisions, DVD club, Embracing the Unexpected, films, Head Over Heels, metaphysics, movies, personal development, Personal Growth, purpose in life, Sam Jaeger, self help, Spiritual Cinema Circle, spirituality, Take Me Home, The Attendant, The Entrance Exam

Have you ever found an unexpected connection? Spiritual Cinema Circle’s selections for August follow connections between friends, family and strangers.

In our feature film, Take Me Home, a woman looking for purpose in her life finds herself on a cross-country drive from New York City to California with a charming rogue taxi driver. Starring, written and directed by Sam Jaeger, known for his role in the TV series Parenthood.

July: Connecting to Creativity

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topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: animated, Coda, connection, creativity, documentaries, DVD club, Emmy Award, feature, films, Four Chambers, humanity, Journey of the Universe, Macropolis, movies, music, personal development, Personal Growth, self help, Spiritual Cinema Circle

Some of our favorite films from Spiritual Cinema Circle are those that connect us to our creativity and humanity.

This month’s feature film is the Emmy Award-winning documentary Journey of the Universe. Narrated by Brian Thomas Swimme, the film takes us on a journey through history and our connection with all of humanity.

May: A Month for Mothers

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topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: Chaske Spencer, communication, daughter, DVD club, family, Fetch, films, Gil Birmingham, grandmother, In Transit, Korinna Sehringer, May, mother, motherhood, mothers-day, movies, Native American, OMG, Q’orianka Kilcher, Shouting Secrets, Spiritual Cinema Circle, Stephen Simon

What does the idea of “family” mean to you?  Spiritual Cinema Circle’s May film selections explore family, identity and home.

In the short film OMG, a teenage girl and her grandmother learn to communicate in the modern age, with hilarious results. In Transit shows a touching encounter between strangers at a bus stop who find they have more in common than they think. And Fetch is the story of a young boy who is trying desperately to find his mother.

April: Craving for Connection

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topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Academy Award, April, childhood, community, connection, DVD club, films, Girl Clown, Harry Grows Up, love, movies, personal development, Personal Growth, romance, shyness, Sidney Poitier, Spiritual Cinema Circle, The Book and the Rose, The Last Brickmaker in America

April 2013 marks the beginning of the tenth year of Spiritual Cinema Circle! This month, we celebrate the way that great stories can connect us to the world.

The Last Brickmaker in America, our feature for April, stars the legendary actor Sidney Poitier as a man who has been making bricks by hand for more than 50 years and who proves to be a profound example of how to build life “brick by brick.”

February: Love in Many Forms

Spiritual Cinema Circle by Spiritual Cinema Circle | January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: A Bird of the Air, breakup, broken heart, computer, couple, documentaries, DVD club, feature film, films, friend, friendship, Jackson Hurst, love, Love Hacking, Lunch Date, Margaret Whitton, marry, movie trailer, movies, MRI technology, online dating, Rachel Nichols, Roger Towne, shorts, Spiritual Cinema Circle, Stanford University, Stephen Simon, The Love Competition, Valentines Day, wedding

This month, Spiritual Cinema Circle highlights films about love in all its many forms.

A Bird of the Air is our February feature. Filmed in New Mexico, it tells the story of a solitary man (Jackson Hurst) whose life is altered by both a stray parrot and a woman (Rachel Nichols) who inspire him to ask questions about his past — and his future. A Bird of the Air was directed by Margaret Whitton and written by Roger Towne, best known as the writer of The Natural, which starred Robert Redford.