ILLUMINATE 2015 Lineup

Conscious Film Convergence • Healing Village

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Dying to Know
Sedona Premiere

Two conventional Harvard professors began probing the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics in the 1960s. Timothy Leary ended up in jail, while Richard Alpert became Ram Dass, a respected spiritual teacher. Narrated by Robert Redford and containing rare interviews spanning 50 years, this intimate portrait of an epic friendship that shaped a generation challenges us to explore the final frontier of the human landscape.

A Q&A with director Gay Dillingham and associate producer Michael Donnelly and Skype with Ram Dass will follow.

Paulo Coelho’s Best Story
Southwest Premiere

Paulo Coelho’s Best Story tells the amazing true story of Paulo Coelho’s life that turned him into a writer of tales enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. The author of spiritual classics The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage flirted with death, escaped from madness, experimented with drugs, overcame torture, suffered for love and made rock-and-roll history in Brazil, but never gave up on his biggest dream: to bring his spiritual realizations to light and triumph as a writer.

A Q&A with director Daniel Augusto and a musical tribute by Poranguí with readings by Sherab Khandro will follow.