Film

  • Tricycle Community Members Respond to Film Club's Being in the World Paid Member

    Our current Film Club movie is Tao Ruspoli's Being in the World, a discussion of what it means to be human, and how to be human, in a world dominated by impersonal technology. The film features interviews with prominent philosophers and footage of remarkable humans: among them, a flamenco guitarist with a beard like Santa Claus and the soul of a true poet, a graceful juggler, and a female chef who whips up food in a hot pink chef's jacket. It's a beautiful film with deep, layered messages and meanings. As Tricycle community member MarkG commented: More »
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    Tao Ruspoli on his film Being in the World Paid Member

    We have a wonderful film showing now at the Tricycle Film Club. Being in the World, presented by Alive Mind Cinema, is a celebration of human beings and our ability to find meaning in the world around us. It features interviews with some renowned philosophers, from Harvard to Berkeley, along with footage of modern day masters—people who have learned to respond creatively and sensitively to the requirements of their craft. The film is directed by Tao Ruspoli, who was singled out by Moviemaker magazine as one of the "10 Young Filmmakers To Watch" in its spring 2008 issue. Tricycle Supporting and Sustaining Members can watch the film here. Not a member? Become one here. More »
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    Announcing the Tricycle Film Club Paid Member

    Image: Mel Weitsman, founder and abbot of Berkeley Zen Center, talks about establishing the center with his teacher Shunryu Suzuki RoshiToday marks the launch of the the Tricycle Film Club! Each month, Tricycle Supporting and Sustaining Members will be treated to a select feature-length film, presented in partnership with Alive Mind Cinema and BuddhaFest 2012. The first film, showing today through January 15, is Ed Herzog's Old Plum Mountain: The Berkeley Zen Center—Life Inside the Gate. More »
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    "Art As a Weapon" Needs Your Help! Paid Member

    San Diego's Breadtruck Films is creating a feature documentary called "Art As a Weapon," which explores the convergence of Buddhism, street art, and the struggle for democracy in Burma. You can watch the teaser trailer here, which includes interviews with Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and street artist Shepard Fairey, best known for his "Hope" posters from the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. More »