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“Enlighten Up!”

A Skeptics Journey into the World of Yoga

Directed by Kate Churchill

The film follows Nick Rosen, through mainland United States, Hawaii and India as filmmaker and yoga enthusiast Kate Churchill documents his increasing immersion in the world of yoga. Her goal is to prove that yoga can transform anyone, even Nick. Before he can say “om”, Nick finds himself twisted like a pretzel surrounded by celebrity yogis, true believers, kooks, entrepreneurs and some dedicated teachers. The more Nick investigates yoga, the more contradictions he discovers. Tensions run high as Nick’s transformational progress lags and Kate’s plan crumbles. What unfolds and what they discover is not what they expected.

The film features well-known yoga teachers from India and the U.S. including B.K.S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga, Pattabhi Jois of Ashtanga Yoga, Norman Allen, Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga, Rodney Yee star yogi in Living Arts videos, Cyndi Lee of OM Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch of Hard and Soft Yoga, Natasha Rizopoulos of Yogaworks and Boston’s Baron Baptiste of Baptiste Power Yoga.

To Premier at The MFA, Boston

The MFA Film Program is presenting a 5-show engagement of Enlighten Up!, September 12-14, Boston-based filmmaker Kate Churchill’s irreverent look at the world of yoga through the eyes of novice practitioner and skeptic, New York City journalist Nick Rosen. Director Kate Churchill will be present at all five screenings and star Nick Rosen will be present on Sept 12, Sept. 13, and at Sun. 14 morning screening. A reception follows the opening night show on Sept 12.

Also showing September 19 – 25 at the Kendall Square Cinema

Date: September 19, 2008
Time: 1:45, 4:15, 7:15, 9:15 Free Yoga Classes with Aaron Cantor: 3:30, 6:30 weather permitting, these classes will be done outside the theater, please bring a mat

Visit the official website http://enlightenupthefilm.com/
-Eliza

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