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Paola Di Florio

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Paola Di Florio

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Jun 24 06:30 pm

Yogananda was the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. This unconventional documentary has won critical plaudits everywhere it has screened.

Co-presented by Banyen Books & Sound

"Fittingly enlightening, Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a vivid, elegantly assembled portrait of the savvy guru with the cherubic face and penetrating gaze who brought meditation to the West." Michael Rechtschaffen, LA Times

"Gentle sitar music, languorous camerawork and soothing narration… This could be a good movie to do yoga by." The New York Times

Mitch Dickman

Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015
Director: Mitch Dickman

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Jun 12 08:30 pm

When Colorado legalized marijuana, the Denver Post hired the world’s first marijuana editor. Sit back as he and his pot reviewers, "high" mommy bloggers and grass-preneurs roll establishment and counter-culture into a strange new canni-business.

"Thorougly engaging." Consequences of Sound