• Dec 30, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Latest Activity: Jan 2
Because cinema, fine cinema, has such power to stimulate us, move us and dramatically deepen both our perceptions and connections, the Deep Adaptation Forum is offering a Film Circle in which a  particular film will be posted, together with information on how to access it - and a date and time for an Open Space discussion of the film and its impact. 
The films which have so far been selected for the Circle have not been chosen as didactic expositions of the existential crises we face as a society and as a species, but as explorations of the deep human (and non-human) condition of our common world, and which reflect on the four R's, the principles of Deep Adaptation. The majority of the selections are imaginative, while others are deeply expressive documentaries.
Several of the films nominated are available free of charge; others will require a modest online rental or other fee. The inaugural film is:
Ten Canoes, directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr (Australia, 2006).  Available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLiJ5EhNKyo
The initial Discussion Circle will take place on Wednesday, December 30th, from 7:00 - 8:30 or possibly 9:00 pm (UTCO). Check your local start time here: https://everytimezone.com/s/9e8b7d81
At this meeting, we hope the discussion will include the structure and purpose of the Circle. Input from participants is both anticipated and, of course, welcomed. 
The second film in the series will likely be Lindsay Anderson's 1973 masterwork, "O Lucky Man" (U.K.), with Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, and Ralph Richardson, music by Alan Price (formerly with the The Animals).
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  • What a film! I loved watching Ten Canoes. The writing is excellent, and (I think) does justice to the art of storytelling that is so fundamental in many indigenous cultures, including the Australian Aborigenes. The whole film is witty, exciting, and very much feels like travelling into a way of being in time and relating to the world that is completely at odds with modern Western culture. The characters - at least the male ones - are well-rounded and touching, and some scenes are just stunning (like the one in which Ridjimiraril performs his own death dance). Not having read much about the film before watching it, I was stunned by learning that one of the co-directors is a Western man...

    A great find, thanks a lot Stephen Raskin!

  • I'm curious... where can I find O Lucky Man?

    • Hi again Dean....here you go!

      O Lucky Man, Lindsay Anderson  (U.K, 1973) available to rent ($1.99) or buy ($6.99) on YouTube
      It's one of the few that needs to be paid for - we'll be keeping as many free-to-download as possible, but Stephen felt this was such a great choice it was worth asking people if they'd be willing to make a small payment to see it.
      We've not yet set the date for the next gathering (but they're monthly-ish) - I'll post it up as soon as possible!
    • Hi Dean, good to hear from you.

      Good question - Stephen Raskin , as collator of the initial list of films, are you able to help with this please?



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