ILLUMINATE 2016 Lineup

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Love, Sweat and Tears
& Conscious Visionary Tribute to Michael Bernard Beckwith
World Premiere

Friday, Jun 3, 7:00 pm SPAC Main Theater

Love, Sweat and Tears, directed by Scott Jacobs – Dr. Pamela Dee Gaudry is on a mission to "Save The Menopausal Vaginas of America!" In this documentary, Gaudry marries medical facts with profound insights from some of today's influential spiritual leaders such as Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith and Rev. June Gatlin, as well as riotous comedians Joan Rivers and Jenny McCarthy.

Introducing the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award!  With gratitude and love, we honor a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema, spirituality and life achievement as a teacher and facilitator of human transformation -  Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith.


Join us for a Q&A with filmmakers Scott Jacobs and Jim and Roxy Stone along with cast members Dr. Pamela Gaudry, Rev. June Gatlin and Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith.




Planting Seeds of Mindfulness
FAMILY FUN / FEATURE COMPETITION
World Premiere

Saturday, Jun 4, 10:30 am
Sunday, Jun 5, 3:15 pm
SPAC Black Box
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Planting Seeds of Mindfulness, directed by Gregory Kennedy-Salemi and Stuart Jolley –Based on the teachings of world renowned Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, and featuring riveting music by Tina Turner, this live action-animated film about a teenager's mindful journey is a powerful tool to help children, parents, teachers and communities develop the skills to promote peace within themselves and in the world around them. A beautiful film for families and their children ages 5-13.


A Q&A with director Gregory Kennedy-Salemi follows.




Vegan: Everyday Stories
World Premiere

Saturday, Jun 4, 4:00 pm Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Vegan: Everyday Stories, directed by Glenn Scott Lacey – Explore the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread – they're all vegan. Follow an ultramarthon runner, a cattle rancher's wife and an 8 year-old girl through their profound transformations. Featuring interviews with Moby, Russell Simmons and Ed Begley Jr.


A Q&A with filmmakers Glenn Scott Lacey, Eric Day and Ian Stout, along with cast members Genesis Butler, Genelle Palacio-Butler and Renee King-Sonnen, follows.