As we said in the last issue, every so often there comes along a deal that is too good to pass up. The January 2004 issue of TheScreamOnline
ran an article about Stephen Simon’s new film Indigo, in which we included a mention of The Spiritual Cinema Circle, his new film club that
offers movies that illumine and inspire individual and social transformation. In this context, "spiritual" refers not to religion but to the unseen divine essence that
is life force itself. Since the March launch of The Spiritual Cinema Circle thousands of people around the world have become subscribers,
in countries such as:
Un. Arab Emirates
We subscribed to The Spiritual
Cinema Circle, and the first few months of films really delivered on their promises.
Themes include life after life, enhanced powers and sensibilities, reality and
time, visionary romance and adventures, and the power of love.
OCTOBER 2005 FILMS:
A young Korean woman comes to America to look for her family in this moody, mysterious short film. As she begins her search, she finds solace in the comforting kinship of a Korean
cab driver. A film about loneliness and familial love, MIRACLE MILE asks us to question the concept of family, and explores the ways we can be nourished and healed with those
we simply call family. Director Dong Hyeuk Hwang received a Director's Guild of America Award for MIRACLE MILE in 2004. Written and Directed by Dong Hyeuk Hwang
[19 minutes, in English and Korean with English subtitles]
||FACES OF SOPHIE
From the filmmaker of Vol. 7's Butterfly Woman, Signe Sobe Bech brings us FACES OF SOPHIE, made with funding from The Danish Film Institutes Film Workshop. A poetic
exploration of one womans life reflects the journey faced by every woman. Examining the profound passage of time, FACES OF SOPHIE meets all of our stages head on, bringing
peace with the overall understanding of a lifetime. Written and Directed by Signe Sobe Bech.
[12 minutes, in English]
Frustrated in life, a frazzled young woman finds no relief in the afterlife. After accidentally falling on a pair of scissors, Sandy finds herself trapped in corporate purgatory
where working your way up the ladder just may be the only way out. In this light-hearted, comedic short film,we find that the struggle to discover our true potential is not just
an issue during our lifetime its an issue after life, too! Written and Directed by Dan Huber and Alex Kang.
[12 minutes, in English]
||INTO ME SEE
A feature film workshop on relationships, with an introduction by Circle co-founders and relationship experts Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks. IN TO ME SEE presents us with the challenges
we all face with intimate relationships. By allowing us a "fly on the wall" perspective of a reunion between a man and woman who come together for a day of healing
after 6 years of separation, we gain new insights into the process of letting go. Do you see yourself in either of the main characters? If you've ever suffered a broken heart
or struggled with love and loss, you will find some clues to your transformation and healing in this unique film workshop. Written and Directed by James Twyman.
[70 minutes, in English]
||AMERICA'S HEART & SOUL (U.S. & Canada only)
World-class cinematographer Louis Schwartzberg takes us on a whirlwind tour of America in this inspiring and beautifully filmed feature-length documentary. We meet an incredible
array of Americans who are all ordinary people, living extraordinary lives — people who have, above all else, followed their passions to fulfill their lifes purpose.
These are some of the most inspiring people we have ever met on film, and, unlike the portraits we usually get from most mainstream media, they are a great reminder of the diversity
and strength of the people of the United States of America. Directed by Louis Schwartzberg.
[88 minutes, in English]
Each month, members receive 3-6 features and shorts on DVD. The movies are personally selected by Stephen Simon and his team. These
movies represent the best of spiritual cinema and art.
• The movies are new films you are unlikely to see anywhere else.
• The DVDs are yours to keep. You don’t have to return them. In fact, you’re encouraged to share them with friends and family in order to
broaden the worldwide Spiritual Cinema community.
• Right now there's a special deal! Join now and get the first month's DVD free. Then you get to keep the New Member rate
of $21 a month as long as you remain a member. You save $8 a month off the regular $29 fee. (In the USA, $3.95 postage & handling is added; Internationally, this charge is slightly
higher and varies by destination.)
• There’s no risk — you may cancel your membership at any time. And remember, you never have to return any of your DVDs, even if you decide
to cancel your membership.