11 June 2010
I wrote my original thoughts about the film here. It’s an inspiring, moving, beautiful film full of of great beats, music, interviews, and relevant topics. The duo Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman — 1 Giant Leap — traveled for 6 months gathering material and then took four years putting this masterpiece together.
Faces and voices you’ll recognize in the film: Michael Stipe, KD Lang, Stewart Copeland, Carlos Santana, Stephen Fry, Bob Geldof, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Noam Chomsky, Eckhart Tolle, Billy Connolly. And many others. You’ll also be introduced to some amazing musicians and thinkers you’ve never heard of.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jamie last year for Brave New Traveler. You can read it at Jamie Catto Travels the World to Ask “What About Me?”
Why are we hosting a screening?
Unfortunately, the movie is yet to be released in North America and as such, an NTSC (North America compatible) DVD has not been released.
We want to do our little bit to help spread the word of this potentially life-changing movie. We want to help create interest and demand so that it eventually is brought over here. Bottom line: We believe in it. We’re here in New York, and where better than here to do it?
So we’ve come to this. Our first ever screening. We’re very excited and hope to have a good turnout.
Why should you come?
Because you like uplifting world music with a beat you can bop your head to. Because you like open conversations about youth, society, relationships, sex, old-age, death, and spirituality (among other important topics). Because you believe — or want to believe — in the good in humanity. Because you want to be inspired and you want an insight into many different cultures in our amazing world.
Because you want FREE popcorn.
Preview screening details
Where: Arlo & Esme / 42 E 1st Street (between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave) in the East Village.
When: Thursday 1 July 2010 (Canada Day!). Doors at 6 PM / Film will start at 7 PM.
Suggested Donation: $5 / All proceeds will be donated to fund Kickstarter project “Below New York“.
Seating is limited (around 45-50) and will be on a first-come first-serve basis, but there is also plenty of standing room (you may want to dance a bit during the movie anyway!). The bar will be open if you want buy a drink and FREE popcorn will be flowing.
Hope to see you there!
[Photo courtesy of Jamie Catto]