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Conscious Life Film Festival: February 13 - 15, 2009
LAX Hilton 5711 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
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We applaud all the filmmakers, who submitted films, for their efforts to understand and elevate life on this planet. Conscious Creators are a catalytic force because they use the power of imagination to call forth a new age that reflects a quantum leap in evolutionary development and a new paradigm for life. With a film festival pass you’ll be able to see this amazing collection of films chosen from a large number of submissions, and you’ll also be able to attend the workshop on Saturday, as well as the film panel and award reception on Sunday. Celeste Allegrea Adams
Friday. February 13, 2009
1:00 PM – 10:00 PM PLEASE NOTE: THE FILM FESTIVAL IS ABSOLUTELY FREE FROM 1PM – 6PM ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH!
1:00 PM. THE SILENT REVOLUTION OF TRUTH, Directed by Jack Gerlach, Written by Michael Horn. You’ll find the startling answer in the remarkable, true-life story about how a five-year old Swiss boy’s meetings with extraterrestrials would lead him, later in his life, through dozens of countries, meeting many famous world leaders, in order to fulfill ancient prophecies. You’ll be captivated by how “Bill” Eduard Albert Meier was transformed into “the Phantom”, a real life combination of Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars who, packing a .4 Magnum, apprehended serial killers and mass murderers. Decided for yourself. If it’s all a hoax, why has Meier been the target of 21 assassination attempts. 94 minutes.
3:00 PM. THE WAKE UP CALL ANYBODY LISTENING? by Patty Greer. The flawless precision and sacred geometry of Crop Circles, offer instant subconscious information. You’ll feel like you’ve been in the Crop Circles after watching this movie, and most of your Crop Circle questions will be answered. 77 minutes
4:30 PM. THE WORLD WHEEL JOURNEYS: One woman’s Quest for World Peace, by Vijali Hamilton. Artist Vijali Hamilton takes us with her on her remarkable, on going pilgrimage, the World Wheel, as she creates monumental stone sculptures and develops community circling the planet through fifteen countries. Addressing each person and each community’s fears and dreams, she draws people together into a ceremony performance of transformation. A living example of how one woman can make a difference in our world. 27 minutes.
5:00 PM. DREAMTIME: Creating Art and Ritual, by Roberta Cantow. Depicts alternative and creative ways that women are celebrating the transition points of their lives, demonstrating their belief in the potential of these moments for personal and spiritual transformation. By using the imagination and expressing through art and ritual, the very imagery of the soul, the women in the film mark the milestone events as they cross the various thresholds of their lives. 62:00 minutes
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM SIX SHORTS
METASPHERE: The Altered State of Heart. Animation by James Guy. This innovative animediation is created in Flash animation. The viewer can consciously entrain with the visuals and activate within themselves a feeling of body energetic awareness through following along with the movement and the visual narrative “story” of the piece. As each of the seven energetic power centers of the body “light up” the story unfolds a visualization of the artists’ interpretation of a kundalini experience. 8 minutes
ONE: The Garry Davis Story, by Arthur Kanegis. Garry Davis gave up US citizenship to become the first official World Citizen. Thousands of refugees and detainees used their World passport ID to obtain freedom. He stands for a world free from the scourge of war and oppression, where we are one.
THE MIRACLE OF HSIN TAO: The Perfect Health Support Solution for a Modern Lifestyle, by Ratziel Bander. Relax, Let Go, Find Peace. Allow Hsin Tao to effortlessly regenerate your life. These ancient, once secret techniques, are immediately effective, perfectly tailored for the modern world. 12 minutes
A LOVE SONG FROM A VANISHING HONEYBEE. Celeste Allegrea Adams explores the magic and beauty of honeybees, as they experience the fragrance and color of the flowers that grow in the neighborhood where she lives. Their journey leads the viewer beyond this realm into the next. 5:30 minutes.
REMEMBERING THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES OF SUDAN, Directed by Malcolm Jackson. The Eritrean refugee camps in Sudan have existed for 40 years. This film explores the deplorable conditions in the camps and offers pathways to healing. 7:30 minutes
PUT IT IN A BOOK, directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Written by 18-year-old Jabril Muhammad, who has Sickle Cell Anemia, loosely based on Jabril’s life. About two brothers. One is killed by gang violence, the other has to choose between a path of righteousness or a path of revenge. Sponsored by Make a Film Foundation, which teams industry professionals with critically and terminally diagnosed youth to create short film legacies. 18 minutes.
7:30 PM. BEST OF THE ELEVATE FILM FESTIVAL: 60 minutes of award-winning shorts from the Elevate Film Festival.
8:30 PM. JACKSON, Directed by Jonathan Lawton. Starring Barry Primus and Charlie Robinson. “Jackson” takes place in a single day that turns into a cold rainy night. Fueled by bottles of Thunderbird, Donald and Sam end up having a great adventure filled with humor, philosophy, danger and hope. Their story is accented by other down and out characters who express themselves by singing some of the world's greatest opera arias. From an old drunk (Richard Brown) singing a Donizetti duet with a crack addict (Shawnette Sulker), to a bag lady (Elle Lee) singing Carmen, these surreal musical sequences stand apart from but enrich Donald and Sam's journey. What begins as a simple tale about two bums becomes a story about the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. 97 minutes.
Saturday: February 14, 2008
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM 10AM. WATER. Directed by Anastasiya Popova, Julia Perkul. Water, the most amazing yet least studied substance on earth. From times immemorial, scientists, philosophers and theologians tried to understand its explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature. Witness recent, breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Israel, the USA, Britain, Austria, Japan, Argentina, china, and Tibet. 1 hour 22 min
11:30 PM. SIMPLY RAW: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. Six McDonalds-muchin’ Americans swear off junk foods for 30-days to eat a diet of 100% vegan live foods. The medical results are astounding and the human story heart warming. Interviews include Woody Harrelson, Tony Robbins, Rev. Michael Beckwith, medical doctors and health experts. 90 minutes.
1:00 PM. BLOODLINE. Bruce Burgess Director, Rene Barnett Producer. A three- year investigation into the so-called Bloodline conspiracy, that Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene, had children, and fled to France where they are secretly buried today—facts that would totally refute the whole foundation of accepted Christianity. Q & A with the Director. 113 minutes
3:30 PM. 2012: SCIENCE OR SUPERSTITION. Directed by Nimrod Erez. December 21, 2012: the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in central America. Countless books and websites, magazine articles and newspaper headlines debate its meaning, with enthusiasts in two camps: those forecasting apocalypse—the end of time—and those who see a coming renewal, a rebirth of consciousness. Featured in the film are Graham Hancock, John Major Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck, Alberto Villoldo, Anthony Aveni, Robert Bauval, Jim Marrs, Walter Cruttenden, Lawrence E. Joseph, Douglas Rushkoff, John Anthony West and Benito Vegas Duran. 77 minutes.
5:00 PM. TUNING IN, by David Thomas “You always have been, and always will be, in control of your life as a piece of God in this Universe” is the central theme in this unprecedented film bursting with powerful, uplifting and awareness-awakening insights. For the first time, six prominent channelers and their spirit counterparts are interviewed in this film: Lee Carroll/Kryon, Geoffrey Hoppe/Tobias, Shawn Randall/Torah, John Cali/Chief Joseph, Darryl Anka/Bashar, Wendy Kennedy/Pleiadian Collective. “Tuning In” is inspiring, uplifting, enlightening and nicely crafted. It should be seen by all those who want to ‘unplug from mass consciousness,’ ‘reclaim their sovereignty,’ as well as their ‘co-creative abilities,’ and ‘eliminate drama.’ 79 MINUTES
6:30 PM. ORBS: The Veil is Lifting, by Hope Mead and Seth Mead. We may be living in the midst of other dimension our eyes alone cannot perceive. “Orbs: The Veil is Lifting” shows how modern digital photography allows us to observe what has been with us all along: a hidden world of light spheres known as orbs. 63 MINUTES
8:00 PM. Interactive Workshop: Dreaming in a New World: An Experiment in Creating a Transformational Story for the Future of this Planet. This workshop, facilitated by Celeste Allegrea Adams, is interactive and participatory and focuses on freeing the imagination so that we can communally create a story or vision of an enlightened future. Dreamers, Futurists, Artists, Metaphysician, and the team of Channelers from “Tuning In, which will screen prior to this workshop, are invited to participate. Hope Mead, Co-Director of “Orbs,” will facilitate in calling in the orbs to assist us as we envision a New World. This workshop is for film festival pass holders only. Photography and filming may take place, so you’ll need be okay with that to attend.
Sunday, February 15, 2008
10:00 AM THE REFLECTING POOL, by Jarek Kupsc. An investigation of the 9/11 events by a Russian-American journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim implicates the US government in the attacks. An intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy of our time. Drawn from established sources and based on verifiable facts, “The Reflecting Pool” is a thought-provoking study of a search for truth and the profound consequences of not looking for it any further than the nightly news. 1 hr 46 minutes.
12:00 PM FUTURE BY DESIGN: by William Gazecki. Imagine a world free from hunger and war – where our collective focus is education and environmental sustainability. Visually and intellectually engaging, “Future by Design” is an exploration of one man’s vision of a future worthy of our children, our grandchildren, and beyond. 90 minutes
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM TRANSFORMATIONAL FILM PANEL: BRINGING IN THE NEW DAWN WITH EYES WIDE OPEN This panel will explore the question of how we can keep our focus on creating a golden future, while not shutting our eyes to the challenges plaguing this country and the planet. There is often a split in perspectives between people who think that discussing or focusing on the negative (the wars that are being fought around the world, voting corruption in the US, health-care fraud, environmental devastation, the AIDS crisis, etc.) helps to attract and perpetuate a dark situation, while others believe that world atrocities can only be alleviated by exposing abuse and corruption. How can the perspective of "Never Ignoring or Forgetting Injustices" (as forgetting the past means repeating the past), work hand-in-hand with "Being the Dream of a New Beginning." How can we create a bridge between the whistle-blowers and the Visualizers; between the Delphinian type Oracle or Sibyl, who sees visions of apocalyptic gloom, and those who want only to hear positive good news. Is one perspective right and the other wrong, or are both essential to helping us make a leap in our evolution? How would Quantum Physics or String Theory describe these alternate views on reality? Will the election of a new president, who stands for Hope and Change, influence the subject matter and perspectives of filmmakers, both independent and studio? Please join us for what promises to be a lively, energetic and provocative discussion. Filming may take place.
Celeste Allegrea Adams: Director of the Film Festival / Moderator / Award-winning Screenwriter / Documentary Narration Writer / Author, "Keepers of the Dream"/ Story Consultant. Her short mood piece, "A Love Song from a Vanishing Honeybee" is screening in the festival.
William Arntz: Producer / Director of "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" He is a retired Physicist, Computer Scientist & Entrepreneur. William is currently working on the film: GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up!,” scheduled for release this summer.
Joseph Culp: Actor/Producer. Joseph co-produced and starred in "The Reflecting Pool," the first investigative drama to challenge the official version of 9/11. Numerous film credits include leading roles in Pakula’s “Dream Lover,” Hellman’s “Iguana,” and Novaro’s “El Jardin del Eden.”
William Gazecki earned an Academy Award nomination and a second Emmy win for his first feature documentary, WACO: The Rules of Engagement.” He is a recipient of the International Press Academy's Golden Satellite Award for "Reckless Indifference." His film “Future by Design” is screening at the festival.
J. F. Lawton is a writer/director/producer of over a dozen feature films from big budget studio hits, small independents and straight to video cult classics. His latest film, “Jackson,” is screening in the festival and is his first feature opera about the homeless. Among his numerous credits are “Pretty Woman,” “Under Siege,” “Mistress,” and the television series “VIP.”
Hope Mead, director of “Orbs,” is an artist who expresses herself in many forms. She is a professional photographer, filmmaker, songwriter, healing-arts practitioner and mother. Hope was introduced to Dr. John Lilly and experimented with his sensory deprivation tanks, discovering that we live side-by-side with other dimensions that are always available to us.
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. AWARD CEREMONY RECEPTION & PARTY. Please join us for a delectable dessert reception following a weekend of inspirational films. Join the celebration as awards are given to the Film Festival Award Winners. The winners won’t be announced until the time of this award ceremony! Meet the highly gifted filmmakers, whose work was selected for the festival. You’ll also be able to talk to the panelists and fellow film enthusiasts.
FILM FESTIVAL PRICING: An incredible $20 admission to the film festival includes a weekend pass to more than 25 remarkable movies, an interactive film festival workshop on Saturday, panel and award reception on Sunday. (Films are free on Friday up until 6:00 PM.)