ILLUMINATE 2017 Lineup


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HEAL
Opening Night
World Premiere

Thursday, June 1, 6:00 pm SPAC Main Theater

HEAL follows three people on actual high-stakes healing journeys to find out what works and why. We are taken on a scientific and spiritual journey by Dr. Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Joseph Dispenza, Deepak Chopra, Anita Moorjani, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Anthony William the "Medical Medium", Gregg Braden and several others. Discover how changing one's perceptions can help the body heal itself from any disease.


A Q&A with director/producer Kelly Noonan, producer Adam Schomer and cast members Dr. Joe Dispenza and Dr. Jeffrey Thompson.




MANTRA - Sounds into Silence
Spotlight
World Premiere

Friday, June 2, 6:45 pm SPAC Main Theater

This full-length feature documentary about the practice of Kirtan chanting, or Bhakti Yoga, shares the stories of people who are experiencing healing and inner peace by singing mantras together. Through encounters with a variety of leaders of the practice in the West, we discover how performers Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur and MC Yogi came to embrace the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives.


A Q&A with director Georgia Wyss, executive producer Howard Glasser, artist C.C. White Soul Kirtan and Jen Canfield from the Call and Response Foundation follows.

Preceded by:  
Yoga in Sedona | USA | 2016 | 9 min • Documentary Short




American Visionary: The Story of Barbara Marx Hubbard
Conscious Visionary Tribute Award: Barbara Marx Hubbard
World Premiere

Saturday, June 3, 6:45 pm SPAC Main Theater

"How can we navigate through our global crises and blossom into a future that is equal to our human potential?" asks Barbara Marx Hubbard, known as the mother of conscious evolution. Hubbard believes humanity is on the brink of radical advancement. Authors Jack Canfield, Neale Donald Walsch and more than forty fellow visionaries join Hubbard in this film as they examine what a positive future might look like and how we could get there.


A Q&A with director Karen Everett and cast member Barbara Marx Hubbard follows.




RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Closing Screening
Southwest Premiere

Sunday, June 4, 3:15 pm SPAC Main Theater

This is the story of a profound, and until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Native American influence. This deeply insightful film reveals how some of our most treasured artists — Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others — found their inspiration in ancient, native melodies and infused them with a desire to protest.

Followed by Alvin Youngblood Hart music performance.


A Q&A with Executive Producer Stevie Salas and artist Alvin Youngblood Hart follows.