Past Meetup

The Second Life - Free Screening, Meeting the Filmmakers & Discussion

Hosted by Chicago Film Discussion Group

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THE SECOND LIFE focuses on the unique phenomena of learning and sharpening life skills and talents from one’s dreams. It weaves a hypothetical dream tale with commentary by seasoned dreamers from both spiritual and academic traditions.

In THE SECOND LIFE , you meet Grace, a 7-year-old girl who is retreating into a dream world following the death of her beloved pet. You meet Matt, an average young man with an affinity for lucid dreaming, whose recurring nightmares about his car breaking down have him riding his bike everywhere. Then there is dream therapist Dr. Blair Rush, who has recorded 50,000 dreams – his own and other people's.

A chance meeting between Grace and Matt, outside Blair's office, allows her entrance into his dreams. Matt doesn't take kindly to her psychic dreaming, and Grace has no idea how she gets there. It is left to Blair to bring the two together in a way that will end both their nightmares and free them into new levels of dream potentiality.

Seventeen-year-old filmmaker Hezekiah Condron brings his unique vision to life with the help of the community at the College of Metaphysics in the Midwestern United States. His young "star" and her sister are part of this community and have journals of dreams kept by their parents from the time they could talk. Every person involved in the making of this film has recorded hundreds of dreams. Each has a deep personal investment and commitment to discovering what their dreams mean. Walk with Hezekiah and his friends into the dream world, guided by the experts' advice on children and dreaming.

The film director and cast and crew are traveling from Missouri to be on a panel discussion after the movie to answer any questions.

Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area on the event page.

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