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Feature documentary film, directed by Michael M. Conti, produced with Heather Boyle (USA) 70 minutes.
“The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings have profoundly shaped the ways in which we understand and envision our relationship with the natural world today, and his work has become a personal guide into the natural world for countless individuals. The film interviews noted psychiatrists, therapists, theologians, writers, and every day people and asks them to discuss their relationship with nature, and its transformative effect in their lives.
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: The Unruly Mystic™ : 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