San Francisco – The Unruly Mystic: John Muir
601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
“The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” documentary film to premiere in San Francisco Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema, CA These screening will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter.
The inspirational new documentary by filmmaker Michael Conti, “John Muir: The Unruly Mystic” will be screening on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm at San Francisco Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema, CA (601 Van Ness Avenue, near San Francisco’s Civic Center, San Francisco, CA, 94102)
“The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings have profoundly shaped the ways in which we understand and envision our relationship with the natural world today, and his work has become a personal guide into the natural world for countless individuals. The film interviews noted psychiatrists, therapists, theologians, writers, and every day people and asks them to discuss their relationship with nature, and its transformative effect in their lives.
The Unruly Mystic: John Muir is 70 minutes long. Director Michael M. Conti will be in attendance for a short Q & A after the film, and will be joined by producer Heather Boyle. Tickets are $12, available online and in person at the Landmark Opera Plaza box office.
About Crazy Wisdom Films (CWF): Every generation when finding its own voice also rediscovers the teachers, mystics, geniuses, misfits, rebels, troublemakers from the past. CWF strives to celebrate those previous unruly mystics who stood strong, brave, open and everlasting awake, and who continue to inspire and challenge the status quo. Each film is crafted to be appealing to a multi-generational audience, from the twenty something-spiritual seekers to the gray-haired elders who seek a deeper wisdom on the subject. The films are a reminder of the common good and universal connection that we all have to the earth and to spirit, and that connection that those are stronger and deeper than merely one nation, religion, race, class or gender. The first film in the series is The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard.