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.
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.