Thursday, November 1, 2012
TIME: 11:30am - Bar opens; 12:15pm - Lunch; 1-2pm - Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $10 - Lecture only; $20 – Members or $30 - Non-members (includes lunch)
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
During this time of intense civil discourse when we need to hear each other, see each other, and understand each other, it is becoming challenging to have authentic dialogue. We think we can see each other, but it’s highly likely that our opinions and judgments keep us from being able to do so with any clarity. And so start the problems that crowd our days, and disrupt the world.
Film Maker & Poet Nic Askew, uses his Soul Biographies Human Portrait Film Series to invite us, or perhaps quietly shock us, into wondering if the ability to see each other clearly might be beyond important. And if we might be better off having recognized the fool on the other side of the argument, as being similar to the one staring back at us in the mirror.
Nic makes short, black & white human portraits. Extremely close up. Extremely revealing of our human experience. Films that show people metaphorically naked as they are. They’ve been said to shake the soul. Exposed human beings usually do.
All his films are characterized by a depth of observation, and are watched in the living rooms of Hollywood to the quiet of Buddhist Monasteries, and the many places in between.
A preview of short films can be viewed on his website - Click here to view