Tag Archives: documentary

ILLUMINATE Co-Presents “Heart of a Dog”

ILLUMINATE Film Festival features year-round screenings of conscious films and programs to keep your consciousness expanded throughout the year.

HEART OF A DOG, a film by Laurie Anderson is presented by Sedona International Film Festival in partnership with ILLUMINATE at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, in Sedona, Arizona on December 11-17, 2015.

HEART OF A DOG is shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for the upcoming Oscars. It is one of the top 15 documentaries of the year vying for one of the five nominations and going for the coveted gold statue. ... [read more]

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda Lives On in Sedona

The Life of YoganandaSpecial Screening of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda for the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference

AWAKE, the film that never dies… at least in Sedona!  Since it premiered at ILLUMINATE in May 2014, AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda has returned to enthrall Sedona audiences seven times in 18 months, an unusual feat for even a Hollywood film.

This topical tale of the East Indian mystic who brought yoga to the West continues to draw spiritual filmgoers. ... [read more]

“Zen Dude” Movie Release Strategy Influenced by Illuminate Film Festival’s Conscious Film Convergence

By Shaeri Richards Coordinator of Conscious Film Convergence

To touch the heart and uplift the spirit: This has always been my motivating desire as a writer, journalist and filmmaker. Back in the late ‘80s when I made my first documentary film, the idea of spiritual or conscious cinema was relatively unheard of. Yes, there were films that touched our hearts, but with Hollywood as the center of film production and distribution, there was little chance of a spiritual or conscious film being financed, let alone distributed through any traditional channels. It wasn’t until 1989 that theater chains realized they could even draw in an audience for a documentary screening. The possibility of success in that arena became clear with Michael Moore’s groundbreaking film, about the closing of General Motors factories and the impact on his home town of Flint, Michigan: Roger and Me.
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