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Film Screening: Meditate and Destroy (doc on Noah Levine w/dir Q&A)
Date Friday May 16
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
600 4th St, West Sacramento, CA
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMovies on a Big Screen
Emailscreenings [at] shiny-object.com
Address600 4th St, West Sacramento, CA
May 16
7:00 PM (admission: $7.00)
Meditate and Destroy

Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento. That's the corner of 4th & F in West Sacramento, just over the river from downtown.

A feature-length documentary that provides an intimate portrait of Dharma Punx author, Noah Levine, who uses his personal experience and punk rock sensibilities to connect with a younger generation of spiritual seekers within juvenile halls and urban centers around the country.

This film provides an up-close look at how the driving forces in Noah's life changed from violence, addiction and rebellion to taking on the role of dedicated meditation teacher and community leader; an individual whose candor inspires others to integrate Buddhist teachings of nonviolence and inner peace with a Western lifestyle.

Similar to punk culture's non-conformist attitude, Buddhism has long been seen as a tradition that goes "against the stream". Therefore, the film's visual aesthetic reflects this similarity. The film employs motion graphics reflecting the punk aesthetic that are complemented by an experimental movement through the various scenes exploring Noah Levine's past and present life.

Director Sarah Fisher will be in attendance for a Q&A.

Following the screening, from 9:30PM to 12AM, there will be an after-party at Relentless Tattoo, 608 12th St, Sacramento. Admission for the after-party is $5.00 and can be purchased either at the screening or at the after-party (if you can't make it to the screening). Join director Sarah Fisher for a night of food, drink and music featuring Danny Secretion, Brian Hanover, Odd Moniker and Mt. Sinai! And the after-party is all-ages!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the International Campaign for Tibet.

Please note: MOBS will not be at the after-party, as we'll be screening RHPS at 10 PM.
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