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                                      The Conscious Life Film Festival                                                              In collaboration with Topanga Films                                                            



Friday, Feb  8     7:30 pm      THRIVE

An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

Directors:  Steve Gagne and Kimberly Carter Gamble 

Q & A with Foster Gamble and Kimberly Carter Gamble following the screening       

Total Running Time:  132 minutes

Saturday, Feb 9     12:00 pm     AWAKEN: SOUL TO SOUL  

What if you could virtually sit soul to soul with a mystic sage?  Awaken, Soul to Soul is an unprecedented, film that offers a one on one, direct experience  with some of today's leading sages, luminaries and healers. It illuminates the true esoteric meaning of 2012 and reveals why our current planetary and personal crisis serve as an impetus to awaken to oneness.


                                                                                                Director:  Danisa Perry

                                                                                  Total Running Time:  90 minutes

Saturday, Feb 9     2:00 pm      MAY I BE FRANK:  A Film About Sex, Drugs & Transformation

Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn living in San Francisco. A lover of life, great food, beautiful

women and a good laugh, Frank is also a drug addict, morbidly obese, pre-diabetic, and fighting Hepatitis C. May I Be Frank documents the transformation of Frank’s life when he stumbles into a local raw and vegan restaurant, becomes friends with the staff, and strikes an agreement to turn his life over to three twenty-something young men to be coached physically, emotionally and spiritually. Over 42 days, the four men go on the ride of their lives. Through Frank’s story of love, redemption, and transformation, we witness the power of change in one person’s life, and it’s impact on countless others.

Directors:  Cary Mosier, Ryland Engelhart, Conor Gaffney and Gregg Marks

Total Running Time:  83 minutes


Saturday, Feb 9     4:00 pm     METAPHYSIA 2012 : Are You Being Shifted?

Metaphysia is an Award-Winning Documentary Film that explores the unique conditions of our New Century World through the intriguing paradigms of contemporary metaphysical thought; and considers these paradigms, in light of ancient prophecies for a transformative global event on Planet Earth, as predicted by almost every major sacred tradition - exploring the premise that we may be experiencing a collective shift in human and planetary consciousness.


Director:  Sean M. Fisher

Total Running Time:  108 minutes

Saturday, Feb 9     6:30 pm     HECHO EN MEXICO

A documentary on some of contemporary Mexico’s most iconic artists and performers


Director:  Duncan Bridgeman

Total Running Time:  98 minutes

Saturday, Feb  9     8:30 pm     ELECTRONIC AWAKENING

Electronic Awakening  is an ethnographic documentary film that investigates the spirituality of Electronic Dance Music culture and its ties to ancient shamanic rituals. The film features dozens of experts and published authors who explore the premise that Electronic Music is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness. With music from world-renowned artists such as Shpongle, The Crystal Method, Random Rab, Phutureprimitive, Govinda, Bird of Prey, Jason Knight and many more.

Director:   Andrew Johner

Q & A with Director Andrew Johner

Total Running Time:  90 minutes

                                             Sunday, Feb 10     2:00 pm     Topanga Film Institute  

                                                                                          Best of Shorts collection

                                                                                   Total Running Time:  30 Minutes


Sunday, Feb 10     3:00 pm     Permaculture: The Growing Edge

The Permaculture movement is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological designers, teachers, food-growers, natural builders, environmental activists and visionaries. Filmmakers Starhawk and Donna Read take you on a journey into the works of contemporary Earth scientists.

Directors:   Starhawk & Donna Read

Starhawk will be available for Q & A following the screening

Total Running Time:  43 minutes


Sunday, Feb 10     4:30 pm     GROW!

Filmed on 12 farms throughout the state of Georgia during an entire growing season, GROW! provides an honest and inspiring look at this next generation of farmers.   Anyone who appreciates the value of good, wholesome food grown close to home, who cares about our food supply and the future of farming will want to see GROW!


Directors:  Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson

Total Running Time:  60 minutes

Sunday, Feb 10       6:00 pm       John of God - Just a Man
Brazilian healer, John of God, is world renown for healing people from life threatening diseases such as cancer and other ailments. Oprah has visited him. Acclaimed author Wayne Dyer credits him with healing his leukemia.
The movie follows the story of John of God from his early life to the work at the Casa where millions of people say they have been healed. It shows, never before seen footage of psychic surgeries and rare interviews with John of God. It even captures a spirit on film.

Gail Thackray, a powerful healer and medium herself is the host of the documentary will be available for questions and answers. “People receive healings from John of God, but not only from health conditions.” states Gail, “They receive help with emotional issues, relationships and even with finances.”

Many people who have seen the movie report you can actually feel the energy and some audience members said they could sense the spirits working on them and received a healing just from watching the movie!

Total Running Time: 46 Minutes