Movie Screening - Finding Joe

The film takes us on an inspirational quest of self-discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the Holy Grail you seek is closer than you think.

FINDING JOE is a rich and inspiring exploration of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell’s (1904–1987) pioneering studies into what he dubbed “the hero’s journey” and its continuing impact on our lives and culture. Directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon, the documentary spotlights Campbell and his hugely influential work through interviews with a who’s who of writers, artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries including author and public speaker Deepak Chopra, Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and surfing legend Laird Hamilton.

Interwoven with the interviews are delightful enactments of classic tales by a troupe of kids, and clips of movies as varied as Star Wars, The Matrix and Rocky that map the hero’s journey—the essential pattern or “monomyth” Campbell saw at the heart of the world’s numerous myths and narratives. The film itself is structured around the different stages of the hero’s journey—the challenges, fears, dragons, battles and the all-important return home as a changed person with a gift to share with the larger community.

What blossoms over the course of FINDING JOE is an awareness that Campbell’s work is as relevant and essential in today’s world as ever. More than a tool for dissecting myths and stories, it provides a narrative for how to live a fully realized life, or as Campbell would simply state, how to "follow your bliss."

The film features interviews with: Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Rashida Jones, Tony Hawk, Catherine Hardwicke, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Akiva Goldsman, Sir Ken Robinson, Robin Sharma, Lynne Kaufman, Alan Cohen, Brian Johnson, Joseph Marshall III, Rebecca Armstrong, Chungliang Al Huang, David L. Miller, Gay Hendricks, David Loy and Norman Ollestad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAE8fPbXr58

Come join me and others of like mind as we explore such questions as ; What is the Hero's Journey? How do I find my Bliss? and more.

Film runtime; approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Discussion, exploration; approx. 1 hour 10 minutes.

Total time; 2 hours 30 minutes. RSVP.

For Movie Trailer and preview click here. 

Cost: In order to cover the costs in making this event possible, a donation, though not required, would be appreciated.

Date: Sunday April 6th 2014

Time: 1:15 PM to 3:45 PM

Place:  Suwanee Branch - Gwinnett Public Library, 361 Main Street,  Library Meeting Room. Suwannee. GA. 30024

Registration is limited! So please register early.

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  • Gayle

    Thanks for the feelings chart. I used to have that as a big poster that I put on my wall when I was doing counseling. It got ruined somehow. Anyway, I also used to try to get my clients to identify feelings--just by bringing them down to 4--mad, sad, glad or afraid--and then once that was identified, to indicate intensity.

    April 8

    • Donald Gordon C.

      You are so very welcome, Gayle. It was great to meet you and I really enjoyed your input and participation in the conversation. DC

      April 8

  • Karen

    I had seen this movie before, but watching it again and discussing it with others was great. The sharing of insight and the different perspectives was so beneficial. I came as a guest yesterday. I look forward to the next movie.

    April 7

    • Donald Gordon C.

      Karen, it was a pleasure meeting you and I thank you so very much for your participation in the discussion. DC

      April 7

  • Joanna O.

    This was a great movie - I will definitely watch this one again on my own.

    April 6

    • Donald Gordon C.

      Joanna it was so heartening to see you again. I really do appreciate your contributions to the conversations. DC

      April 7

  • Gary S.

    very good

    April 6

  • Charles

    Movie Screening was great.

    April 6

    • Donald Gordon C.

      Charles, I thank you and Karen for your contributions to the conversation. I look forward to seeing you both again. DC

      April 7

  • Michael B.

    Hey Marie, just think of a church where there is a message and then smaller group discussions. A church that begins to use today's technology to provide support to each person's specific needs. I love my church just the way it is, but I see that a more integrated and personal approach might breathe new inspiration into our spiritual paths.

    April 7

  • Michael B.

    This meeting format is so welcome. See a movie and discuss its implications for each of us personally in a safe and comfortable environment. Donald, I hope you go back to the bi-weekly format. This is the new church for today.

    1 · April 7

    • Marie C.

      Well, I agree that it is very welcoming but wouldn't go so far as to say it's the new church for today.

      April 7

    • Donald Gordon C.

      Thank you Michael for your kind words. I am so delighted that you enjoyed the format of the meeting. I look forward to seeing you again. DC

      April 7

  • Darlene

    I love the group and the movie sounds great but don't think I will be done in time to attend this week. Sorry to miss it!

    April 5

    • Donald Gordon C.

      No wories Darlene, I look forward to seeing you at the next meetup.

      April 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so sorry. I am running way too late and don't want to disrupt things and miss half the movie. I will have to catch the next one.

    April 6

    • Donald Gordon C.

      Hello Janet, please do not worry about ever being disruptive and please do not fret about ever being late. I look forward to seeing you at the next meetup. DC

      April 6

  • Donald Gordon C.

    An absolutely exceptional film! Followed by a wonderfully outstanding conversation and discussion. Thank you all for your heartfelt contributions.

    April 6

  • Marie C.

    Ok, I am going to be there and I look forward to meeting all of you for the first time.....

    April 6

  • Marie C.

    Donald: Is it possible to say maybe to the event or am I just flat out too late? I sing in the church choir and I don't out until close to 12:30 on Sunday. I can go but I may be a few minutes late. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you

    April 5

  • Marie C.

    Just joined today. Do I register on line with the library?

    April 3

    • Donald Gordon C.

      Hello Marie. You register right here on the site. Top right hand corner should show a RSVP button. I look forward to seeing you there.

      April 3

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