Reel to Real Film Festival
Zen Open Circle presents the 11TH annual REEL to REAL Film Festival
The Zen Open Circle invites you to a screening of 5 remarkable films and documentaries over 3 sessions.
The sessions include delicious food, meet the filmmaker sessions and insightful discussions led by film scholar and director Dr. Susan Murphy, who is also a Zen Roshi. Join us for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions.
This year REEL to REAL includes:
Three exceptional recent Australian documentaries, two of them exploring the determined struggle of Buddhist nuns to restore their right to practice and to full ordination in a tradition long hostile to women; and one showing how strongly united and loving a low-income community can grow when it finds a project in which everyone will have a stake - a not-for-profit, community owned, purely local funeral business!
A rarely seen film classic judged by 100 international film critics to be the finest spiritual film ever made, one that draws it's audience into a transcendent and deeply moving contemplation of impermanence, suffering, cruelty and compassion.
And in the closing session, back by special request, the all-time favourite of festivals past: a deeply wise comedy that lovingly re-admits us to a deeper understanding of our deluded compassionate selves through the most human door of all - the one marked 'loving humour
Saturday 13th of SEPTEMBER 1:30pm - 9:30pm (3 Sessions)
Ticket Prices $21.50/$16.50 (includes food and refreshments)
- Valid Concessions are Pension, Health or current Student Card
-Tickets must be retained for accessing refreshments or re-entering for a subsequent session