Mina Shum directs an all-star cast — including Cheng Pei Pei, Sandra Oh, Tzi Ma, and Don McKellar — in her latest feature, about a devoted wife and mother (Pei Pei) who is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband after she finds another woman’s thong in his laundry.
An abstract experimental short film from Jordan Belson.
Peter Matthiessen, David Lynch, and Russell Simmons see among the many celebrity devotees interviewed in this case of Zen Buddhist meditation.
Chao-Li Chi shadow boxes indoors and practices with a sword outdoors. Theoretically, the film describes in a single continuous movement three degrees of traditional Chinese boxing, Wu-tang, Shao-lin, and Shao-lin with a sword. A long sequence of the ballet-like, sinuous Wu-tang becomes the more erratic Shao-lin; in the middle, there is an abrupt change to leaping sword movements, in the center of which, at the apogee of the leap, there is a long held freeze-frame.
This is a film inspired by Gertrude Stein's "Stanzas In Meditation", in which the filmmaker has edited a meditative series of images of landscapes and human symbolism "indicative of that field-of-consciousness within which humanity survives thoughtfully." It is a film "as in a dream," this first film in a proposed series of such being composed of images shot in the New England states and Eastern Canada. It begins with an antique photograph of a baby and ends with a child loose on the landscape, interweaving images of Niagara Falls with a variety of New England and Eastern Canadian scenes, antique photographs, windows, old farms and cityscapes, as it moves from deep winter, through glare ice, to thaw.
A man is depicted at rest; one can hear the artist giving him instructions—when given the prompt, he is told to open his eyes and speak the word ‘belief’ in three languages: Arabic, English and Hebrew. Each one is subtitled with one of the other languages. The soundtrack for the work features two very specific frequencies of sound: 42.7hz, a triangular wave, and 936hz, a sine wave. These frequencies are said to stimulate the pineal gland, where melatonin is produced.
This film was originally photographed in 1970 in regular 8mm. It was, a decade later, blown up to 16mm so that it could join the rest of the Sexual Meditation series.
This documentary shot by film students follows David Lynch on a 16-country tour of Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America to spread the word about the individual and global impact of meditation. Meditation, Creativity, Peace shows the director’s commitment to Transcendental Meditation as way of changing the world, starting from within. The film also offers insight into Lynch’s creative process, through interviews and revealing moments from the tour.
This VHS video includes two short documentaries by Elda Hartley. In the first, THE ART OF MEDITATION, Alan Watts gives us techniques and advice for meditating. Elda Hartley herself narrates the second film, MEDITATION: THE JOURNEY INWARD, which exposes viewers to different cultural approaches to meditation. Hartley then discusses how meditation enriches one's life, and what it can reveal to us.
This film evolves from several years’ observation of the sexual energy which charges the world of business and the qualities of palatial environ which this energy often creates. It is one of the most perfect films it has been given to me to make. – S.B.
Florent Tillon takes an anthropological lens to Las Vegas, Nevada. What he finds is some curious new species of Americana. (Dorothy Woodend, DOXA Documentary Film Festival)
OPEN FIELD is in the mind, of course, and exists as a weave of trees, grasses, waters, and bodies poised and fleeting at childhood's end. The scene is lit as by sun and moon alike and haunted by the pursuant adult. - Stan Brakhage
This film takes its cue from that ultimate situation of Sex/Med/masturbation - the loft-and-lonely hotel room. It is thus easily twice the length and complexity of any other in the series.
This, the third of the Sexual Meditation Series, might also be seen as a triangular portrait of Julia and P. Adams Sitney and Jane Brakhage.
A short film by Stan Brakhage featuring music by Rick Corrigan.
Practical Meditation with Buddhist Principles
Fractals are the infinite self symmetric patterns found at the heart of nature. Fractal shapes have the remarkable ability to put the conscious mind in a deep meditative state just by looking at them. Mandalas and Yantras from Buddhist and Hindu traditions are examples of fractal shapes which are used for that purpose. Combining fractals and verbal positive suggestions creates a powerful tool to affect positive lasting change. Fractal Healing takes the viewer on a guided visual journey to replace negative beliefs and thought patterns with positive affirmations creating a new positive and empowering belief system.
Directly in the tradition of SEXUAL MEDITATION #1: Motel, this "sequel" does explore further possibilities of nudes in a room. - Canyon Cinema
Dhammakaya Int'l Meditation Center