The Celestine Prophecy Movie, April 2 and April 9, Student Center Theater, University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, 2017 Buford Ave., in St. Paul. Shows run at 5 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 available by calling (763) 433-9291, and at the door.
Based on James Redfield’s worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide awakening, arising within all religious traditions, that moves humanity toward a deeper experience of spirituality. The film features an international ensemble cast including Matthew Settle, Thomas Kretschmann, Sarah Wayne Callies, Annabeth Gish, Hector Elizondo, Joaquim de Almeida, Jurgen Prochnow and Obba Babatunde.
Using an approach that is part adventure tale, part parable, and imbued with intriguing and exhilarating music, the film tells the story of John Woodson (Mathew Settle), whose life is at a crossroads. He is about to experience a dramatic and profound metamorphosis. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls, known as the Celestine Prophecy. Resistant at first, skeptical and unsure, John finds that with every step he takes, each person he encounters leads him to a new understanding. It is only in this letting go to a higher consciousness that he uncovers life’s true purpose and his own destiny.Trudell, March 31-April 6, Bell Auditorium, located in the Bell Museum of Natural History at 10 Church Street SE on the East Bank Campus at the intersection of University and 17th. Admission is $8 general, $6.50 seniors/students, and $5 members. Shows run at 7:15 and 9:15 nightly (no late showing on Wednesday), with additional showings on Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15 p.m. www.mnfilmarts.org
Trudell follows the life work of Native American poet/activist/musician John Trudell. Filmmaker Heather Rae has spent more than a decade chronicling his travels, spoken word and politics in a poetic and naturally stylized manner. The film combines archival, concert and interview footage with abstract imagery mirroring the coyote nature of Trudell himself.
Incorporating years of work, 16mm and Super 8 film, video, and archival footage, Trudell follows John Trudell from the late 1960s when his Native American activist group, Indians of All Tribes, occupied Alcatraz Island for 21 months creating international recognition of the American Indian cause and birthing the contemporary Indian people’s movement, through the tumultuous 70s, as he is labeled by the FBI a danger to the American Government, to the 80s as he expresses himself through music with the help of Jackson Browne, to the 90s and current day acting and performance which won him acclaim from legendary actor/director Robert Redford.
The film combines interviews with his allies from the entertainment community, the "movement" days, and his friends and family with archival footage, concert footage from all over the world and abstract imagery. Trudell is intended to be a film that steps outside of traditional forms, even for Native films, and explores a figure of our contemporary history in a way that fairly represents the evocative nature of his work and significance.
Orwell Rolls in His Grave, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 16, Acadia Cafe, 1931 Nicollet Ave., (Franklin & Nicollet Avenues), Minneapolis, free, presented by IMPACT (Ideas to Mobilize People Against Corporate Tyranny)
Is today’s corporate media any different than the media of George Orwell’s 1984? Robert McChesney, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Chester, Michael Moore, Greg Palast, Danny Schechter and others appear in this enlightening documentary.I MPACT is a grassroots group of concerned citizens whose purpose is to raise awareness about the impact of corporations on our society, promote sustainable lifestyles, and mobilize ourselves and our communities to take cooperative action. It believes another world is possible: a world where people and the earth are more valued than profits. Participants are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy refreshments from the cafe hosting the film. Free parking is available in the lot across Nicollet Avenue. For more information, call Karen Redleaf at (651) 644-1487, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.wmom.typepad.com/impact/