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Movie night with “I Am”

Published: March 19, 2014, 9:38 am, by Jen Mulson

The “Life, Meaning & Videotape” program is showing a movie Thursday night that caught my attention: “I Am.”

Tom Shadyac

Tom Shadyac

It’s by Tom Shadyac, Hollywood director, writer and actor. He experienced a traumatic bike accident in 2007 that left him with post-concussion syndrome. He felt so terrible, he thought death would be an excellent alternative.

“This syndrome leaves you with a concussion that doesn’t go away. It can take months or years to recover, and some never do. As one might expect, it sent Shadyac into a deep depression. While he wasn’t suicidal like many who experience post-concussion syndrome, he had the profound insight that “the world he was living in was a lie.” — From Huffingtonpost.com.

Eventually he recovered, and decided to make a documentary exploring the question of his existence. He talked to Desmond Tutu, Thom Hartmann, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart (The Field), Daniel Quinn (Ishmael), Howard Zinn and others, and “I Am” is the final product.
 
See you at the movies!
 
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20
Where: Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla St.
Tickets: Free, donations accepted; LMandVT@commonbridges.org