Feb 24, 2014 · 6:30 PM
The February movie will be Kumare, "the true story of a false prophet". I saw this recently, and liked it a lot. Vikram Gandhi was born and raised in New Jersey; he's of Indian extraction and was raised in a religious family (Hindu). However like many of us, religion never "took" for him. He visited India and met various self-styled gurus but found them all lacking. So he decided to try being a guru himself, and made this film of the results. The setup was that the producers were making a documentary about this Guru and all participants signed a release, so the look of the film is that of a documentary, with perfect lighting, sound etc. If you're interested, here's a link to an interview with Gandhi and his producer:
After the movie, we'll have a discussion in the theater, and if there's enough interest we can head over to the Epic Cafe (745 N 4th St, at University) to talk about the movie and anything else we feel like.
One topic I'd like to talk about is the monthly movie night. Rather than continuing to show essentially random films from our archive, I'd like to make it more topical / educational. Don has kindly offered his set of James Burke's 70's British TV series Connections (click for IMDB info), which I loved at the time, and I have Jonathan Miller's A Brief History Of Disbelief. My neighbor also has the Discovery channel's How The Universe Works. Please email me with any comments / suggestions you have.
The Sahara Apartments are on Stone a block and a half south of Speedway, on the west side. There is plenty of parking right there. Note that the theater is through a locked security gate. Someone from our group will be waiting inside the gate to buzz everyone in, but you must be there by 6:30 as that's when the movie will start. I recommend that you arrive a few minutes early!