WALK WITH ME - Spirituality in Cinema with Fred Craden
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WALK WITH ME

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Tuesday, January 9 at 7:30 pm

Members $7 | Public $12

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese monk Martin Luther King Jr. nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, is one of the most popular Zen Buddhist teachers of all time, and is widely acknowledged for introducing mindfulness to the western world. Thich Nhat  Hanh’s monastics invited filmmakers Marc Francis and Max Pugh into their monasteries to witness the depths of their practice and  the essence of their mindful living. By exposing their way of life to the cameras for the very first time, they hoped the film could capture their trials and tribulations and their determination to live a mindful life away from commercial gain. Filming in their main monastery in Plum Village, France, they also travelled on the road with Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastics to Europe and North America; capturing their journey from Vancouver to Mississippi, New York, Washington, San Diego and London. Through intimate interviews and observational filming, Walk With Me offers a rare insight into monastic life and the deeply personal reasons why Thich Nhat Hanh's monks and nuns decided to leave their families and follow in his footsteps forever. Honest and heartwarming, Walk With Me touches on the universal themes of belonging, love, loss, hope and death relevant for not just Thich Nhat Hanh's monks and nuns but for us all.  (UK, 2017, 88 min., NR, English/French/Vietnamese| Dir. Max Pugh/Marc James Francis)