The Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group is having a movie night! We will screen "Wake Up," a documentary about the spiritual journey of a young man named Jonas Elrod who is unwittingly placed on a spiritual path when he begins visually sensing the presence of the spirit world. His loving but skeptical girlfriend, Mara accompanies Jonas as he seeks out an amazing group of religious teachers, scientists, mystics and spiritual healers who help him unravel the intricate puzzle thrust into his life.
Though this film is not explicitly about meditation, it is ultimately a story about a greater call to consciousness and awareness and makes it a pertinent lesson for any viewer. This film first screened at South by Southwest in March 2009 and has had numerous private screenings since. It is a standout story told with sincerity and authenticity.
Watch a trailer here: http://wakeupthefilm.com/
Steven Fischer, a two-time Emmy nominated writer/producer based in Chicago, will emcee a question and answer session with Jonas via Skype and the help of the audiovisual equipment at Holy Trinity. Steven brings his knowledge and expertise in filmmaking along with a profound interest in the topic! For more information on Steven see, http://www.stevenfischer.net/index.htm
The $6 donation, payable at the door will be voluntary and will go toward procuring the rights to screen the film and paying our rental fee at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.