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Awake – The Life Of Yogananda – Documentary At The Arts Station

awake - the life of yogananda - yoga documentary

Awake – The Life of Yogananda
Saturday, April 11, at 7pm at The Arts Station, 601-1st Ave
Tickets $10

Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920 and authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.”  By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern
audience.  This documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, East and West and explores why millions today have turned their attention inward, bucking the temptations of the material world in pursuit of Self-Realization.

Trailer for Awake


Cure For Pain : The Mark Sandman Story

Documentary showing at The Arts Station in Fernie on March 8th, 8pm $10 ticket. There is a post soiree at Picnic! Los Angeles filmmakers Jeff Broadway and Rob Bravler will be in attendance! Lots of free h’orderves! Collectable posters! Come on out!

Cure For Pain : The Mark Sandman Story - Documentary showing in Fernie

Cure for Pain explores in poignant detail the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of the Boston “low rock” pioneers Morphine. Sandman, who left an indelible imprint on American music as one of the most original and distinctive musicians of his generation, was an inscrutable figure whose hardworking band gathered a devoted international fan base.

Drawing on previously unseen home movies, photos, archival footage, and intimate, revealing interviews with family members and admiring musical colleagues, the film offers a unique portrait of the man behind the music, from his roots in Newton, Mass., to his travels from Alaska to Brazil and his eventual ascent to indie-pop stardom. Apart from revisiting the “unique and sultry sound” of Sandman’s music and legacy, the film digs deeper, exploring the meaning of family through this critically praised singer-songwriter and innovative instrumentalist’s own personal anguish at the loss of his two brothers.

The pursuit of Sandman’s turbulent story has led filmmakers Robert G. Bralver, Jeff Broadway and David Ferino to New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Rome. Among those appearing in the film are members of the Sandman family, Seth Mnookin (Vanity Fair), Nic Harcourt (Los Angeles Times, KCRW), Steve LaBate (Paste), Ben Harper, John Medeski, Les Claypool (Primus), Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and members of Morphine: Dana Colley, Billy Conway and Jerome Deupree.


Since its first public screening in February 2011, Cure for Pain has been invited to participate in more than 30 film festivals across a dozen countries, including the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC), Leeds International Film Festival (UK), DOC NYC, Canadian Music Week (Toronto), IFFBoston, Melkweg/IDFA (Amsterdam), UNICEF Blue Week (Talinn, Estonia), Sound Unseen (Minneapolis), DORF (Vinkovci, Croatia), the Titanic International Film Festival (Budapest), Out Loud! (Brussels), the Beat Film Festival (Moscow), the Tallgrass Film Festival (Wichita, KS), and the Northwest Film Forum (Seattle). The film has also garnered international press attention from major publications, including Blackbook Magazine and Vanity Fair.

“Plenty of documentaries succeed in telling a story. But very few succeed at portraying a character. More than just a portrait of one particular musician, Cure for Pain imparts the larger realities of musical life and the bittersweet nature of love and loss.” – Michael Azerrad, author of Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana, and Our Band Could Be Your Life

“A wonderful film. Filled with emotion, great music, and ultimate tragedy.” – Jon Taplin, producer of The Last Waltz

“Inspiring and tragic: the story of an unconventional player reaching a large audience, who was made and unmade not by ego, fame or drugs, but by that which makes and unmakes us all: family, spirit, fate. And the music remains as original and ass-kicking as ever.” – Will Hermes, contributor at The New York Times,
Rolling Stone, NPR

About Gatling Pictures:

Gatling Pictures was co-founded in 2009 by Robert G. Bralver, Jeff Broadway and David Ferino. Cure for Pain is the production house’s first feature-length film. They are currently in pre-production for their second documentary, Tsua-Lei-Dan, which will explore the history of, and struggle for Taiwanese independence. Gatling also produces scripted content, including music videos and narrative films.

For more about the film, visit www.gatlingpictures.com or www.facebook.com/gatlingpictures. To request any further information about the film, please contact Jeff Broadway at jfb@gatlingpictures.com

Think Tank Cinema – Gasland – Documentary March 21st at 7 pm

More details here.

Friday Video Fashion – I Would Love To See This Movie

Again, thanks to Derrick Belcham for this recommendation.

Himilaya Alert – Film Screening From Fernie Mountain Film Festival

Himilaya Alert film screening in Fernie BCHimilaya Alert - Mt Everest Photo
Himilaya Alert
, a film that explores climate change on Mount Everest, will be screened tonight, Monday 8th November 2010, at 7 pm at The Vogue Theatre, Fernie. Reception with Bernice Notenboom, from the film, will follow at The Central. Tickets are $15 and include a welcome drink at The Central.

Tickets available at: Fernie Vogue Theatre, Midge’s Mags and Movies, Freshies, and Polar Peek Books.

Working Man’s Death – Movie Showing Tonight at The Arts Station

Working Man's Death Movie Poster - Playing in Fernie BC

It’s time for Another Valliant Presentation! Working Man’s Death is an unflinching portrait of the state of manual labour in the 21st Century. The film follows workers in five different locations: an illegal coal mine in Ukraine, the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, an open-air abattoir in Nigeria, ships in coastal Pakistan and a steal forge in China. Quite simply, the footage will blow
your mind.

Monday, September 27th, 2010
7:30 at The Arts Station
Admission by Donation

The Clean Bin Project – Documentary Film Screening on June 18th

clean bin project movie poster

The Clean Bin Project is a feature documentary film about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question “is it possible to live completely waste free?”.

Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least landfill garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the sobering problem waste in our “throw away” society.  Featuring interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert, Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humour, and inspiration for individual action.

The Clean Bin Project is showing at The Arts Station at 8pm on Fri, June 18. Jen, Grant and Friends will be doing a bike tour to promote the film. Someone get them a glass of water!

If you’re interested in reading more about this project, My Westworld sat down with The Clean Bin Project team to get the extras.