John Lewis

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Director: Velcrow Ripper
Year: 2008

Capturing the excitement of Spiritual Activism that is catalyzing the planet, FIERCE LIGHT illuminates the connection between spirituality and social change. Luminaries such as Alice Walker, John Lewis and Noah Levine share how their faith is a catalyst for political action.

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Out of My Head

Out of My Head

Director: Susanna Styron
Year: 2020

A filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip, and decides to make a film about it. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan Didion. We learn that, rather than a terrible headache, migraine is a complex, deeply stigmatized neurological disease afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide. This kaleidoscopic journey, told through interviews, cinema verite, art and animation, explores the history, impact and raw emotion evoked by this unpredictable and confounding condition.

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The Tempest (Jarman)

The Tempest (Jarman)

Director: Derek Jarman
Year: 1979

Jarman presents Shakespeare's intricate comedy of magic and revenge in a form that is at once faithful to the spirit of the play and a dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood high camp and gothic horror. His film recalls the innocent homoeroticism of Pasolini's versions of the classics while its lush sense of decor and color is worthy of Minnelli.

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