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Screening: The Nature of Existence
Date Sunday July 18
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild - 2828 35th St, Sacramento
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMovies on a Big Screen
Sunday, July 18, 2010
7:30 PM
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild
2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA

The Nature of Existence

Filmmaker Roger Nygard ("Trekkies" and "Trekkies II" - the latter of which had a section filmed in Sacramento) made a list of 85 of the toughest questions he could think of, including "Why do we exist" and "Where was God during the holocaust?" and posed these to a vast number of varied people including Indian holy man Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; Irvin Kershner, director of "The Empire Strikes Back;" Italian Catholic Archbishop D’Ambrosio; Leonard Susskind (co-discovered string theory); Rob Adonis (founder of Ultimate Christian Wrestling); 24th Generation Taoist Master Zhang Chengda of China’s Azure Cloud Temple on Taishan; evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, author of "The God Delusion;" scifi authors Larry Niven and Orson Scott Card; Stonehenge Druids Rollo Maughfling & King Arthur Pendragon; SNL cast member and atheist Julia Sweeney; confrontational evangelist Brother Jed Smock and many, many more! "The Nature of Existence" documents the insights from this massive and varied line-up of interviewees!

“…a witty, thought provoking and often surprising study in the greatest mysteries of life.” - Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

“’Nature’ is defined by its hopeful juxtaposition of clashing ideas on humanity and the cosmos…With co-producer/editor Paul Tarantino, [Roger Nygard] has shaped the well-shot material into a quick-moving piece that abounds in energy.” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

“[It's] a film that is constantly entertaining and thought provoking… ironic, sad, and amazing, but most of all funny. … This is the best documentary I have seen this year.” - Mark R. Leeper, Online Film Critics Society
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 30th, 2010 12:56 PM

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