The new documentary “Enlighten Up!” is getting it’s premiere this Thursday June 12 at the Maui International Film Festival in Hawaii. Unfortunately the pilot of our private plane is on vacation this week or we’d so be there. But if you’re lucky enough to be lazing your days in the Hawaiian sun for the weekend and get to hit up the premiere let us know how it is! No word yet on any wide-release.
The feature-length film is distinguished by its view of mystical yoga through the eyes of a curious-but-skeptical hedonist. The film follows Nick Rosen, a 29-year-old New York City journalist, through mainland United States, Hawaii and India as Boston-based filmmaker and yoga enthusiast Kate Churchill documents Nick’s increasing immersion in the world of yoga. Her goal is to prove that yoga can transform anyone, even Nick.
Nick and Kate visit many of yoga’s most renowned teachers in order to answer Nick’s questions, including Norman Allen on Hawaii’s Big Island. Norman is the first American to study with Pattabhi Jois, the Indian yoga teacher who developed the current practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Nick and Kate also visit and interview Pattabhi Jois himself and B.K.S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga (who was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine).
Additional yoga teachers who share their insights are Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukt Yoga, Dharma Mitra of Dharma Mitra Yoga, Diamond Dallas Page former pro wrestler turned yoga teacher, Sharath Rangaswamy (grandson of Pattabhi Jois), Dr. Madan Kataria of Laughing Yoga, Rodney Yee star yogi in Living Arts videos, Cyndi Lee of OM Yoga, Gurmukh of Golden Bridge Yoga, Alan Finger of Yogaworks, Baron Baptiste of Baptiste Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch of Hard and Soft Yoga and Natasha Rizopoulos of Yogaworks.
Thursday, June 12th 6:00pm
Castle Theater-Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Order tickets online:
Phone: 808-572-3456 (FILM)
Open daily 10 am – 6 pm (Hawaii Standard Time)
See the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQw0-IlJiY
Visit the website: www.enlightenupthefilm.com
“Enlighten Up!” [ PRWeb]