ILLUMINATE 2016 Lineup

 Full Program • 2016 Program Guide  

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Home Care
Sedona Premiere

Thursday, Jun 2, 2:15 pm
Saturday, Jun 4, 3:45 pm
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
SPAC Black Box

Home Care, directed by Slávek Horák – The official 2016 Oscar® entry for the Czech Republic, this appealing humanist tale follows Vlasta, a dedicated home nurse whose entire life is devoted to saving others, as she reluctantly ventures into spirituality and alternative medicine to find salvation for herself.

Teal: The Making of a Spiritual Teacher

Friday, Jun 3, 1:00 pm
Sunday, Jun 5, 6:15 pm
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Teal: The Making of a Spiritual Teacher, directed by Paola Marino – Referred to as "The Spiritual Catalyst" and dubbed the next Wayne Dyer, Teal Swan's extrasensory gifts and connection to the spiritual realm are a light in the perpetual darkness of the modern age.

A Q&A with director Paola Marino, spiritual teacher Teal Swan, and close friend Blake Dyer follows

Pursuing Happiness
Sedona Premiere

Friday, Jun 3, 1:00 pm SPAC Black Box

Pursuing Happiness, directed by Adam Shell – The desire to be happy is so intense that we spend an immeasurable amount of time and money in an effort to obtain it. This enchanting, revelatory documentary explores the happiest people in America and uncovers the secrets to their happiness.

A Q&A with director Adam Shell follows.

From This Day Forward
Sedona Premiere

Friday, Jun 3, 4:00 pm SPAC Black Box

From This Day Forward, directed by Sharon Shattuck – Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck examines the mystery at the heart of her upbringing – How her transgender father Trisha and her straight-identified mother Marcia stayed together against all odds – depicting a love that survived the most intimate of transformations.

A Q&A with Trisha Shattuck and Marcia Shattuck follows.

Thank You For Your Service
Southwest Premiere

Saturday, Jun 4, 10:00 am
Sunday, Jun 5, 1:00 pm
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Thank You For Your Service, directed by Tom Donahue – This gripping documentary about four Iraq War veterans struggling with PTSD explores the healing aspects of meditation, native ceremony and equine therapy. Impactful interviews include former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, General David Petraeus and Mayor Rudy Guiliani.

A Q&A with director Tom Donahue, producer Ilan Arboleda and Sgt. William Rodriguez follows.

Planting Seeds of Mindfulness
World Premiere

Saturday, Jun 4, 10:30 am
Sunday, Jun 5, 3:15 pm
SPAC Black Box
SPAC Black Box


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.

World Premiere

Sunday, Jun 5, 10:15 am Mary D. Fisher Theatre

TreeStory, directed by Ward Serrill – A series of short documentary films that explore the relationship between humans and trees from every conceivable angle: the scientific, the mythical, the practical, the cultural, and the spiritual.

A Q&A with director Ward Serrill follows.

Preceded by:  
Catching Fire | USA | 2016 | 30 minutes • Documentary Short