Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Hero/Heroine's Journey ("Finding Joe")

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Patrick Solomon's film about the work of luminary Joseph Campbell whose philosophy has touched people worldwide. It opens at LAEMMLE MONICA 4 PLEX in Santa Monica on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

() Rooted in deeply personal accounts and timeless stories, "Finding Joe" shows how American mythologist Joseph Campbell's work is relevant and essential in today's world.

It provides a narrative for living a fully realized life -- or as Campbell famously put it, how to "follow your bliss" (an expression beloved by the divinely inspired Hicks-Abraham in the Law of Attraction work).

The film features interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields including Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Tony Hawk, Rashida Jones, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Robin Sharma, Catherine Hardwicke, Sir Ken Robinson, Akiva Goldsman, and many others.

While studying myth and writing on the human experience (and famously appearing in PBS specials), Prof. Campbell was at Sarah Lawrence College, where he worked for 38 years. His A Hero with a Thousand Faces was published in 1949 and greatly influenced generations of artists and writers, including Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, and the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia.

"I AM" is everyone's journey to a great life.