Monthly Movie Nights

Monthly Movie Nights.

Mark your calendars and join us at the Center for Mindfulness for our monthly movie night, shown on the last Friday of each month. Held in our beautiful auditorium, the evening includes popcorn and a discussion led by one of our team members.

These events are free and open to the Greater CFM Community; donations are accepted to support future movie nights.

For more information please see the movie night link on the CFM website.

Join us for the award-winning documentary Buck on March 6th.

Jud Brewer will be the discussant.

Synopsis: Buck explores the life of Buck Brannaman from his childhood living with an abusive father to his successful approach to handling and training horses. Brannaman worked on the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer as the lead equine consultant. He teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

The documentary follows Brannaman to several stops on his normal, 40-week-per-year circuit of ranches where he gives clinics on “natural horsemanship”. He spends most of the year on the road, apart from his wife and daughters. Along the way, we learn about his childhood including his celebrity as a child performer of rope tricks, the physical abuse that he and his brother endured at the hands of their father, how a football coach helped to free him from his father after seeing welts on Buck’s back and legs, and life with the Shirleys, his foster parents.

Friday, April 10, 2015
7:00PM
(Please note special date)

“Waste Land” (2010)

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”: self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.

Join us May 29th for Dead Poets Society.

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD will be the discussant.

Friday, June 26, 2015
7:00PM
"Fierce Grace" (2001)

Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were fired from that institution for conducting controversial psychedelic drug research. In the purple haze aftermath, Alpert journeyed to India and found his guru Maharaj-ji, who renamed him Ram Dass (“Servant of God”).
Best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people around the globe. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle – who has known his subject for more than twenty-five years – intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom’s glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since being – in his words – “stroked” in 1997.
Discussant for this film will be Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

Friday, August 28, 2015
7:00PM
"Harvey" (1950)

The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.
Discussant for this film will be Éowyn Ahlstrom.

http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/community/monthly-movie-nights/

Friday, October 30, 2015
7:00PM
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
Discussant for this film will be Margaret Fletcher.

http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/community/monthly-movie-nights/