Across the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical and Beatles tribute that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at ...
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman
This is the second event in our new monthly series, following the huge success of our first one! The theme that emerged this month is "Fathers." We have some incredible storytellers for you, including:
+ more TBA
Join us at 7:30pm, please don't be late!
As we did last time, if there is time available at the end, we will open the floor to spontaneous storytellers!
Some wine will be available, but BYOB is ...
“Society exists through a process of transmission quite as much as biological life. This transmission occurs by means of communication of habits of doing, thinking, and feeling from the older to the younger. Without this communication of ideals, hopes, expectations, standards, opinions, from those members of society who are passing out of the group life to those who are coming into it, social life could not survive.” John Dewey – Democracy and Education (1916)
What makes a good education? What makes a good teacher? What are the things and skills you wished you had learned when you were younger? What were ...
Steve Dean, online dating consultant, cofounder at Polispace and AsteriskVR
Jason Kende, community growth zealot, cofounder at Polispace and AsteriskVR
In this salon-style discussion, we'll explore mental models around relationships and intimacy, evaluate the lag, latency, and loss-rates of our contemporary methods of communication, and explore whether better analogies exist (network graphs?!).
Can we arrive at functional equations for love? For romance? Does it make sense to apply math to qualia?
Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself?
Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld.
The film explores a wide range of philosophical issues including the nature of reality, dreams, consciousness, the meaning of life, free will, and existentialism.
Directed by Richard Linklater, it was entirely rotoscoped, shot using digital video of live actors, with a team of artists drawing stylized lines and colors over each frame with computers.
Movie screening starts at 8. Snacks and tea will be ...
A bedridden man entertains a curious little girl by telling her a fantastical story. The theme of this visually stunning epic fantasy is Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Come and get your ears and eyes blown with us !
Trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY3tDG6xZf8
Have a story to tell? We want to hear it!
We are looking for personal stories that are between 5 and 15 minutes long. If you have never done anything like this before but are interested, we can help!
Please email Stephanie at email@example.com if you're interested in performing. Please include your name and story idea(s), how long you think the story might take to tell, and a brief bio so we can get to know who are performers are!
All stories must be nonfiction about yourself or something that has happened to you.
All storytellers ...
If you've heard of "Vanilla Sky", this is the original Spanish film it was based off of.
This week we gether to gather an understanding of masculinity by exploring the experiences, thoughts, and self-reflections of male participants or those affected by masculinity. This is a space to discuss and expose the unfair, unbalanced, or toxic aspects of the male experience which typically go unspoken or unrecognized in day-to-day social life and organizational interactions.
We will participate in this event with the shared agreement that "all are welcome", which means that no one's presence or participation will be questioned as long as they are speaking from their own experiences about the ways definitions of masculinity have caused ...