Aperture Cinema - Winston Salem, NC | The Mindfulness Movement
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The Mindfulness Movement

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Your ticket includes access to a recording of our live discussion with the film’s director Rob Beemer moderated by Winston-Salem’s very own Cheryl Schirillo. Rob is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning television and film documentary producer, director and writer and has been making documentaries for more than 25 years. Working in partnership with Nature, Cheryl has been offering mindfulness workshops, leading wild dolphin retreats, and teaching the ancient wellness science of Ayurveda for the past decade.

Members receive 25% off – please email alex at aperturecinema.com for discount code. Please enjoy a recording of the zoom q&a with director Rob Beemer and local mindfulness practitioner Cheryl Schirillo with you ticket purchase.


From Executive Producers Deepak Chopra and Jewel, comes THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT, a feature documentary (100 minutes) that examines the growing number of people throughout society who believe mindfulness – a peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way – is the key to creating a healthier, happier world. For them, mindfulness is the way for anyone to make more moments matter in their lives and to help create a more compassionate, caring, and ethical society.

The film follows the emotionally compelling stories of four main characters (Jewel, Dan Harris, Sharon Salzberg and George Mumford) who reveal their personal hardships and explain how mindfulness transformed their lives. Woven between these journeys are profiles of the leaders, history and science behind the movement, as well as looks at the many places where mindfulness is already helping to improve society, including schools (from inner-cities to Harvard Business School), Fortune 500 companies, police forces, prisons, network newsrooms, neuroscience laboratories, therapist offices, sports teams, military veterans groups and the health care industry.

This documentary is even an interactive experience since viewers will have two chances to close their eyes and practice during brief guided meditations led by well-known mindfulness teachers. For regular practitioners, mindfulness has become as synonymous with a healthy lifestyle as eating well and exercising.