After two years of going digital, the Windrider Bay Space Movie Discussion board is making a return to in-person screenings with two movies that appear an ideal match for the pageant’s uplifting theme, “Lens of Hope.”
Windrider Bay Space marks its thirteenth yr with screenings and filmmaker conversations June 23 and 24 on the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Heart.
The occasion kicks off on June 23 with “Come From Away,” a movie adaptation of a Broadway musical impressed by the true story of how the residents of Gander, a tiny city in Newfoundland, Canada, welcomed, fed and housed about 7,000 vacationers who have been stranded by the grounding of air journey within the instant aftermath of 9/11. The screening might be adopted by a Q&A with Christopher Ashley, who directed each the movie and stage musical.
The next evening’s movie, “Mission: Pleasure: Discovering Happiness in Troubled Instances,” explores the robust friendship that spiritual leaders the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu maintained till Tutu’s loss of life in December 2021. “Mission: Pleasure” was filmed over 5 days on the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, India, and options private tales and recollections from the 2 leaders, and appears at how they discovered methods to create pleasure amid turbulent occasions. The movie additionally delves into the neuroscience behind the follow of making an attempt to reside with extra pleasure, even in powerful occasions.
A dialog and Q&A follows the screening with the movie’s co-director and producer Peggy Callahan, Doug Abrams, who’s featured within the movie, and Dr. Elissa Epel, vice chair of psychiatry on the College of California, San Francisco.