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Who is interested in Viewing and Discussing The Matrix Trilogy?

From: Michael Sean B.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 10:38 AM
I organize Awakening Within the Matrix group. I have several people asking to view and discuss the Matrix Trilogy like we did in May/June. I would like to know how many are interested in watching them on a Friday evening (6:30-10:30) and Saturday (10:30-past 6:30). If we have enough interest, we can coordinate with Rev. Sophia Falke and the Unity Center in the Valley. If it's less than a dozen, we can make it an invitation only event and have it at my house.   Please email me and let me know if you are interested. I would like to coordinate it for next week if possible.   Don't forget that this Friday we will be viewing and discussing Christopher Nolan's "Inception" starring Leonardo DiCaprio:   Sean     Below is the description for the past events:  

Doors open at 6

Discussion until 6:30

Film starts promptly at 6:30

Discussion until 11 pm





The first Matrix movie would certainly win a popularity contest with the masses, but for those that start to understand the story that spans the whole saga, the second one is often cited as the best. From the pivotal "Burly Man Fight" where the perfect balance between Neo and Smith becomes apparent, to the finale's revelation that Neo can now affect the world of Zion like he affects the world of the Matrix, this first sequel is where we realize the magnitude of the task at hand. In spite of Neo's Enlightenment from the Matrix allowing him to transcend the computer program, there is still a real world of aggressive machines to deal with. He now comes to realize that he's going to have to make another jump the same order of magnitude as his initial taking of the red pill, and this time he knows that Morpheus is only his peer in this regard.

Come join us as we continue our study of the great saga as an allegory for our own awakening. The doors will open at 6 pm. We'll have a brief discussion where we'll highlight some of the more significant themes and concepts of this movie in particular. The movie will start promptly at 6:30 pm.

I will be creating and posting in the Files section a document that will be available prior to the event that I plan on including:

  • Character descriptions
  • Significant archetypes
  • Relationships between characters
  • Major themes, both contained in this movie and ones that span the saga

The movie is about 2 hours and 15 minutes and for the initial series of screening we plan on watching it straight through, so we should be done watching the movie around 9 pm. But the meat of the event is the conversation that takes place afterward and if we need to we can move to a 24-hour location until we talk ourselves out.

You don't have to be a fan of The Matrix to get a great deal of value from these events, you don't even need to be a fan of Science Fiction. We're learning to use The Matrix as the ultimate metaphor for understanding reality and our human condition, much like Plato's Cave, or the simile of the Movie Screen - Movie Projector - Light Source, or the Dreamer and the Dreamed. Except with The Matrix we have almost EIGHT HOURS of very high-budget, star-studded, Hollywood-produced video to watch providing a lot of room making this perhaps the most indepth metaphor for reality to date.

These events are free, and while the spaces we use are provided without charge or without any expectations, if you appreciate their contribution enough to donate, a $5 or $10 offering would be very nice and if you would rather give it to Kitty or I than the host, please be sure to see us.



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