Sacred Feminine in film; Inclusion

  • Sun
    Feb 18
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

We've talked at length about the blossoming of the Sacred Feminine expressed in Things To Come poster cinema. Inclusion (Unity) also noticable, represented this weekend with the highly anticipated Black Panther. With Black Panther's all female Special Force: The Dora Milaje, our brothers and sisters of color are superheros.

Also we've recently seen four excellent films on video; Professor Marston and the Wonder Women; Things To Come; Viceroy's House and The Beguiled. Turns out all written and directed by women. Two of these may be especially be of interest to you- Things To Come and Viceroy's House.

Things To Come: "A union to cherish between writer-director, Mia Hansen Love and star Isabelle Huppert, both working at peak power. Things to Come offers quietly profound observations on life, love, and the irrevocable passage of time." - RT. "We come away feeling enriched and expanded, without exactly knowing how or why" - San Francisco Chronicle. Isabelle Huppert's the perfect actress right now, for Hansen-Løve's fine-grained perceptiveness. - Time Magazine. It's also very filmosophical, as many characters are passionate seekers in the mode of philosophy, my first major in college- until it evolved into a more spiritual path- for me, less mind ("the course of action is unfathomable"), more Heart Sourced discovery ("I am That, Thou art That...").

Viceroy's House poster Also, co-written and Directed by Gurinder Chada (Bend It Like Beckham) Viceroy's House "works, both as a historical refresher on the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and dramatically as a reminder that truth is sometimes more affecting than fiction." - Washington Post. For many of us who feel a deep spiritual connection to India, this is a significant film experience. "At the end of this sprawling, passionate but generously non-partisan epic, a moving coda reveals the director's personal stake in telling the story her way. Enjoy the credits." - NPR "India has a history that is both breathtaking and tragic. This movie was able to touch both qualities. The tragedy of violence and division, the beauty of peace and love." - Anya Charles

We'll discuss these films and more on the Filmosophers with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."