THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$15.00 ($10.00 Member)
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“Finding Joe” is a rich and inspiring exploration of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell’s (1904–1987) pioneering studies into what he dubbed “the hero’s journey” and its continuing impact on our lives and culture. Directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon, the documentary spotlights Campbell and his hugely influential work through interviews with a who’s who of writers, artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries including author and public speaker Deepak Chopra, AcademyAward®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), director Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) and surfing legend Laird Hamilton.Watch the film trailer here.
Interwoven with the interviews are delightful enactments of classic tales by a troupe of kids, and clips of movies as varied as “Star Wars,” “The Matrix” and “Rocky” that map the hero’s journey. The film itself is structured around the different stages of the hero’s journey—the challenges, fears, dragons, battles and the all-important return home as a changed person with a gift to share with the larger community.
After the screening Director Patrick Takaya Solomon will discuss the documentary process, his understanding of Campbell and answer audience questions.