The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

Prophet. Author. Poet. Conservationist. Radical. Mystic.

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The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

Feature documentary film, directed by Michael M. Conti, produced with Heather Boyle (USA) 70 minutes.

John Muir Movie explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The world’s environmental movement stands on the shoulders of a few great conservationists, especially John Muir, “Nature Apostle.”   The Unruly Mystic: John Muir is a personal and an inspirational journey.

Valuing our natural wild places for their transformational qualities, and encouraging everyone to deeply experience nature for its spiritual nourishment, The Unruly Mystic: John Muir Movie explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism and Father of America’s National Parks. The filmmaker, though his own personal journey, entices people to appreciate nature’s beauty and to connect deeper to its abundance.

The Unruly Mystic: John Muir is currently available for theatrical and private screenings.  It is our experience that a theatrical screening of the film in a proper venue with good quality sound and projection with a live audience that can engage in conversation afterwards is more meaningful than watching the film alone.  After screening the film with community, I generally do a talk back afterwards, besides answering general questions about John Muir, there is also good discussion around spirituality.  People leave wanting to have more meaningful encounters with nature. Stay tuned for DVD and online sales.   Learn about licensing a public or private screening to your community.  

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The Unruly Mystic: A film series on those Who Woke Us Up produced by Crazy Wisdom Films, under Michael Conti Productions LLC, explores the wellness and spiritual connection to creativity, nature and science.  These films are carefully curated around each subject theme, and produced to find the insightful stories of today’s modern mystics, to explore and engage the viewers with an experiential journey through the visual craft of film.

Film 1 in the Series: Saint Hildegard Movie reveals why Abbess, Artist, Composer, Healer, Visionary Saint Hildegard von Bingen is considered to be the patron saint of creativity, and about her continued impact today. This 12th-century abbess became famous as a Christian Mystic and visionary, as well as a musical composer and writer, and whose natural medicine is still practiced in Europe today.  This film is available for streaming online and in DVD format for multiple languages.  Learn more