Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sep 5 "Conversations With God" advanced screening

Don't know much about this film. A superficial glance at the book gave me the willies: I wasn't at all convinced that it was actually God this fellow had been chatting with. I mean, he seemed nice enough, with lots of stuff about love and all that, but it didn't exactly line up with some of the things Jesus was on about, and I take him to be something of an authority.

But there may be more to it all than my hasty judgment might indicate. If you want to check it out, and have twenty bucks to spare...


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug 6, 2006
Contact: Erin Spencer
604.321.1225, 604.875.0670

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD
ADVANCED SCREENING, Q&A AND BOOK SIGNING

Centre For Spiritual Living is pleased to announce its participation in the 18 City Advanced Screening Tour of the film, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD. Before the film opens in theaters nationwide on the weekend of October 27th, residents of Vancouver will get to see it first on September 5th!

Centre for Spiritual Living is pleased to be hosting this special event for one night only at The Park Cinema , 3440 Cambie ST. at 6:30 pm on September 5th, 2006. Filmmaker, Stephen Simon, and author of Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch will be in attendance, for a question and answer period, as well as book signing following the film. Tickets are $20 in advance, and can be purchased online at www.festivalcinemas.ca, or Banyen Books at 604.737-8858, 3608 W. 4th Ave.
Adapted from the books by Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions worldwide, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, tells the true story of Walsch (Henry Czerny) who, at the lowest point in his life, asks God some very hard questions. The answers he gets from God/within become the foundation of an internationally acclaimed book series that has sold over 7 million copies and been translated into 34 languages. The film chronicles the dramatic journey of a down and out man who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.

“CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD is a compelling, emotional and dramatic movie that shares deep spiritual messages without proselytizing,” explains John Pifer, Practitioner at Centre for Spiritual Living. “This is exactly the type of meaningful entertainment we believe in and we are thrilled to be able to present this screening to the good people of Vancouver”
“CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD has been in my head and most importantly, my heart for almost 10 years. For the past decade, I have dreamed of making this movie,” explains producer/director Stephen Simon, a veteran Hollywood producer (SOMEWHERE IN TIME, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME).

During the past decade, Neale Donald Walsch received offers to turn his book and life story into a film.

“Just five years before I wrote about my experience, I was homeless, with a broken neck, living in a park. I spent my days collecting cans to sell for 5 cents each just to have enough money to eat. It was important to me that this story not become Hollywood-ized,” Walsch explains.

Thanks to Walsch’s enthusiasm for WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, the Academy-Award winning film that Stephen Simon produced in 1998, Walsch and Simon became friends. Walsch says that Simon has “an extraordinarily high level of artistic integrity, vision, and willingness to collaborate” and he finally agreed to have the CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD story told on the big screen.

For the 90 million Americans who consider themselves “spiritual,” but not necessarily “religious,” a new genre of film is rapidly emerging, inspiring and uplifting films with heart and soul, called Spiritual Cinema.
CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD is a movie that will appeal to people from all walks of life and is a shining example of the best that the genre of Spiritual Cinema has to offer.

Press Contact:
Erin Spencer, Centre for Spiritual Living, 604.875.0670

MORE BACKGROUND:
Stephen Simon, (www.spiritualcinemacircle.com) a Hollywood Executive and Producer for nearly three decades, is the author of two books: “Spiritual Cinema: A Guide To Movies That Inspire, Heal and Empower Your life” (Hay House) and also “The Force is With You: Mystical Movie Messages That Inspire Our Lives,” (Walsch Books/Hampton Roads). He has become the leading spokesperson for Spiritual Cinema a term he coined to define the genre. He is also the co-founder of The Spiritual Cinema Circle, America’s fastest growing DVD club that specializes in uplifting features, documentaries and short film.

1 comment:

patrick said...

watched Conversations with God recently... i appreciate the point that Neale Donald Walsch makes about having freedom to admit that he's not perfect so he can move on from where he is.