Madrone Studios and Cinema Connect present...
Film Screening/Post-Film Discussion/After Party
An ethnographic documentary film which investigates the spirituality of the Electronic Music Culture
Thursday December 29, 2011
7:00pm – Doors open
7:30pm – Electronic Awakening Film screening
9:30pm – Post Film Dialogue featuring:
Adam Apollo: Speaker, Web Designer, Jedi Trainer
Robin Sylvan: Author, Trance Formation
Andrew Johner: Writer/Director, Electronic Awakening
Davin Infinity: Multimedia Artist
10:30pm – Socializing, Music
Advance tickets $15
Door tickets $20
Come for post-film dialogue/party $10
Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic documentary film that investigates the spirituality of Electronic Music dance culture and its ties to ancient shamanic rituals. The film features dozens of experts, visionaries, and published authors who explore the premise that Electronic Music is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness.
Filmed over a period of 5 years at events such as Burning Man, Earthdance, LoveFest, Moontribe, Wicked, Shambhala and the Boom Festival in Portugal, Electronic Awakening reviews rave's evolution from large-scale commercial events to smaller gatherings in remote locations. The film offers insight into the inner workings of the brain and its metaphysical connection to the repetitive beats that allow for a sense of oneness, unity and freedom that millions feel on the dance floor. It also investigates this culture’s significance to the prophecies of 2012, how this bizarre and sacred relationship to electronic music has evolved the group over time, and where it all seems to be leading them.
With world-renowned artists such as Shpongle, The Crystal Method, Vibrasphere, Random Rab, Phuture Primitive, Androcell, Bird of Prey, Sheff, Jason Knight, Govinda, Gladkill, Goldrush, Desert Dwellers, Eastern Sun, Solar Fields, Grouch, Satsi and many more.
Daniel Pinchbeck: Journalist Author of “Breaking Open the Head”
Alex Grey: World Renowned Visionary Artist
Terence McKenna: Author of “True Hallucinations”
Ken Kesey: Author and Producer of the infamous 1960s Acid Tests
Erik Davis: Author of “Techgnosis”
Starhawk: Author of "The Spiral Dance", "The Fifth Sacred Thing”
Dr. Robin Sylvan: Religious Studies Scholar, Author of “Tranceformations”
Goa Gil: World-Renowned Pioneer of Goa Trance
Mark Heley: Author of “The Everything Guide to 2012”
Dr. Chiara Baldini: Researcher on Mythological Roots of EDM
Dr. Charles de Ledesma: Lecturer at University of East London
Dr. Graham St John: Author and Researcher of Electronic Music Culture
Dr. Anthony D’Andrea: Author of Global Nomads
Fred Huston: Hobby Researcher of The “Techno Tribal Underground”
Peter Ziegelmeier aka Kode IV: Founder of Ceiba Records
Ross aka DJ Random: Psychedelic Trance Composer
Garth: DJ and Co-Founder of Wicked Sound
Sean Ocean aka DJ Disconnect: Founder of DEFSF Techno Alliance
Moontribe’s Founding Members: Hayworth, Dallas, Tania, Dusti
Sobey Wing: Founder of Tribal Harmonix
Michael Gosney: Earth Dance International
Todd Stock: Dr. Paradise video artist
Cinema Connect is pleased to present thought provoking films in the context of community settings. These feature documentaries with transformational themes are presented with post-film dialogues and Q & A. If you are interested in having films screened by your organization or at your venue, please contact us.