Taos, NM – John Muir, The Unruly Mystic Movie

by Michael Conti
January 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taos Center for the Arts
133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571


“The Unruly Mystic™: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection between 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. 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. 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, theologians, writers, members of the National Park Service, and everyday 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, at the Santa Fe screenings.