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Film Screening + Conversation [NYC]

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THE PSYCHEDELIC AND TRANSPERSONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENT:

HOPE, LIBERATION AND TRANSFORMATION

An Evening of Documentary Film & Conversation with:

PSYCHEDELIC SANGHA & FRIENDS

FRIDAY MAY 31ST

THE UNIVERSITY CENTER

THE NEW SCHOOL

ROOM UL105

63 5TH AVE, NY, NY 10003

6:00-10:00 PM 

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FESTIVAL PROGRAM

6:00PM // FILM

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DEAD DOG ON THE LEFT: A STORY OF WAR, FRIENDSHIP, AND HEALING

6:30PM // POST-SCREENING LIVE SALON WITH:

EMANUEL SFERIOS

(DIRECTOR)

ORIANA MAYORGA

(PSYMPOSIA)

KEVIN FRANCIOTTI

(FREELANCE JOURNALIST)


This 26-minute long documentary follows two Iraq war veterans attempting to heal from PTSD. Nigel McCourry was an early participant in FDA clinical trials using MDMA ("ecstasy") to treat war trauma. After experiencing an astounding recovery, he tries to get his "battle buddy," Tyler Flanigan, into the same study. 

DIR EMANUEL SFERIOS

USA, 26 MINUTES


7:00PM // FILM

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THE WAY HOME: MEETINGS WTIH MOOJI

8:10PM // POST-SCREENING CONVERSATION WITH:

DOC KELLEY

(PSYCHEDELIC SANGHA)

HARRY EINHORN

(BUDDHIST ARTIST)

STEFANIE SYMAN

(AUTHOR)



This documentary follows the teachings of self-realized spiritual master Mooji - considered by many as one of the greatest living masters of our time - who points people past their limited beliefs, their attachments and their suffering. He helps listeners to discover a timeless space of freedom that is universally available to everyone. This film was shot during the five-week period in which he offers his teachings for free in Rishikesh, India.

DIR BY JEREMY LUBMAN

INDIA, 69 MIN.




8:40PM // FILM

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SEARCHING FOR THE LOTUS-BORN MASTER: EIGHT MANIFESTATIONS OF QUANTUM ENERGY

9:10PM // POST-SCREENING CONVERSATION WITH:

DOC KELLEY

(PSYCHEDELIC SANGHA)

HARRY EINHORN

(BUDDHIST ARTIST)

STEFANIE SYMAN

(AUTHOR)

In 2018, a documentary expedition team followed the historic journey of the “Lotus-Born Master” (also known as Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche), who lived in the Himalayas during the Eighth Century. Shrouded in myth and mystery, the Lotus-Born Master, is recognized as the founder of Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhism. In the documentary film, “Searching for Lotus-Born Master,” the expedition team sought to prove the legend to be true. The Lotus-Born Master had eight manifestations depicted in Thangkas, murals and statues across the Himalayas. In “Searching for the Lotus-Born Master,” documentary film director Laurence Brahm beckons to ask: was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism also the father of quantum physics? The expedition team sought to decode the quantum energy field behind each manifestation.