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Synopsis: Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers, or does Buster, a 101-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner? What about futurist Ray Kurzweil, a laughter yoga expert, or an elder porn star?
Wexler explores the viewpoints of delightfully unusual characters alongside those of health, fitness and life-extension experts in this engaging new documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy. Begun as a study in life-extension, How To Live Forever evolves into a thought-provoking examination of what truly gives life meaning.
What are the Movie Reviewers saying?
New York Times Review by Rachel Salz, It may sag a bit in places, but Mr. Wexler’s film about aging and what it means to grow old is remarkably spry and lighthearted. Despite its title, there are no prescriptions, just explorations. Full Article
Los Angeles Times Review by Robert Abele, The cheeky title “How to Live Forever” belongs to a wry, hopeful yet enigma-appreciating documentary about the perils and possibilities that come with growing old. Full Article
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A search for the meaning of life.
At age four I was electrocuted. The near-death experience left me scarred for life with the feelings of being both scared and sacred. Scared of the fragility of life, and yet wanting to know more deeply about the sacredness of being alive.
Sky Sheridan’s near death experience leaves him searching for the higher truth and meaning of life. A search that endures a rite of passage against all odds predicting Sky would be insane, impoverished and/or incarcerated.
The Seven Shifts is the result of that search. In it, Sky delivers a powerful message of awakening. It describes the process whereby when we begin shifting our inner world, we also shift our lives and the world we live in. Through letting go of fear, and living love we plug into our capacity to allow every experience to be divine. It is our chance to create heaven on earth and enjoy our existence. Each of The Seven Shifts aligns us with our creative power as we enter a new era dawning with possibility.
The Seven Shifts is a journey of stepping into the unknown as people collectively and individually awaken to their deeper, higher purpose through consciousness awareness and how it influences our existence. The Seven Shifts explores how our beliefs create our experience, and why they can both limit or empower us. By awakening our creative purpose and living an emergent versus established life, Sky Sheridan offers these shifts as an empowerment guide to release us from limitations, illusions and resistance that is placed upon us by our own selves.
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What would you do if you were asked to solve the world’s problems in one night?
It is Christmas Eve and as America prepares to celebrate, a terrorist (Tom Sizemore) is threatening to blow up a nuke. The game: win 1000 points and your life if you are able solve the world’s problems by 6am. The players: seven geniuses with IQ’s above 210, the US president and one Homeland Security officer.
Director Timothy Chey’s psychological thriller will set your mind spinning as the clock counts down and the geniuses struggle to come up with real answers. A seminary student, an economics professor, a painter, a bio-chemist, a casino owner, a professional baseball player, and a pizza delivery man tackle some of the hardest questions humanity has faced:
Every war has been a meaningless waste of life. Right or Wrong?
Why don’t we have a cure for cancer?
What do we do about world hunger?
If you were a dictator and had absolute control, what would you change?
If there was one thing you would destroy in America what would that be?
What is the greatest problem facing the world today?
What is the meaning of life?
Will the geniuses be able to answer satisfactorily or will Washington D.C. be blown to bits? The key to diffusing the bomb could be the answer to the meaning of life? What is it?
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No, this is not a conspiracy theory movie. It’s a documentary about a guy, Jonas Elrod, who wakes up one morning and sees all kinds of spirits and entities and can hear people’s thoughts. He’s not the kind of guy who was into spirituality before, so he was very freaked out about suddenly experiencing the “unseen” world.
Jonas is a filmmaker and decided to make a documentary on himself and his quest to find out more about what he was going through. The film is produced by the same people who produced “What the Bleep…” Jonas follows himself all around the world seeking out the advice of various spiritual teachers such as, Sufi masters, Buddhists, scientist/researchers on psychic phenomenon (a professor at the U of AZ). He met a Native American shaman from whom he felt a great deal of help. He went on a vision quest at that time. I was inspired by the vision quest and will try to do one at home. According to Jonas’ experience, you just have to rid yourself of electronic and human interaction for at least two days to start to clear your mind. He basically camped out in the woods for a while to clear his mind and get in touch with his inner self.
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Review written by Jean Jessup of Movie Reviews from a Spiritual Perspective.
What if you asked the spiritual leaders, gurus, scientists, artists, and everyday people of the world why we exist?
Roger Nygard travels to the sources of the world’s major philosophies and talks to scientists, philosophers and religious leaders to talk about the nature of human existence and the meaning of life.
In this entertaining documentary, Roger receives answers from all areas of the spectrum. From a Christian wrestler, to a 12 year old child, to Carl Sagan’s wife, and more. Follow him on his quest and find out whether he learns the answer to his questions by the end of his journey.
Here are some of the quotes you can find (not verbatim):
- I exist to figure out why we exist.
- I don’t doubt God, I doubt his representatives.
- A world with only happiness would be hell.
- Science gives us a journey to find something that may ultimately be indistinguishable from our concept of God.
- God created himself ; We are a thought of God; We are all God/Goddess.
- Santa, why do children in Africa get genocide for Christmas?
- Everything that happens is a challenge to find God in that event.
- There are over 1000 religions because no one religion has exterminated the rest.
- The way you live your life is what you believe in.
- The person who confronts you is your liberator.
- If you went back to before the big ban and had the same ingredients, would we still be where we are today?
- Religion is for people who believe they’re going to hell; spirituality is for people who have been there.
- Is the world a better place for having humans in it?
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Why do we wait for others to tell us what the meaning of life is? Why is it so hard for us to define it?
When I first contemplated the question what is the meaning of life, the first thing I did was to go to the internet and Google it. I didn’t even notice that my first instinct was to search for the most popular answer instead of my own.
When I started watching video after video and reading one blog after another, I realized that there is no definitive answer and that no one can really agree. Even so called spiritual gurus can’t agree. For example, here are some of the answers:
1 ) Love as much as possible and let go of crap (their exact words)
2 ) Figure out who your demons are and learn to ride it out
3 ) Be respectful of others and enjoy life
4 ) Accept yourself and the people around you
5 ) The freedom to be yourself, whomever you are
6 ) Determine whether this life is real or just a dream
7 ) Play our part in evolution
8 ) Get rid of ignorance, whether inside or in the surrounding community
Is the meaning of life the same for everyone or do we create our own meaning? Does it change as we grow older?
My current answer is that the reason we have life is to grow our souls through love, learning and understanding. Will my answer remain the same? Who knows.
And what about you? What do YOU believe is the meaning of life?
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