Tucson, AZ – John Muir, The Unruly Mystic
127 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
“The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” is 70 minutes long. Director Michael M. Conti will be in
attendance for a short Q & A after the film, and will be joined by producer Heather
Boyle, at the Tucson, Arizona, screenings.
“The Unruly Mystic™: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of a
patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection between
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. 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. 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, theologians,
writers, members of the National Park Service, and everyday people, and asks them to
discuss their relationship with nature, and its transformative effect in their lives.
About Crazy Wisdom Films (CWF): Every generation when finding its own voice also
rediscovers the teachers, mystics, geniuses, misfits, rebels, troublemakers from the
past. CWF strives to celebrate those previous unruly mystics who stood strong, brave,
open and everlasting awake, and who continue to inspire and challenge the status quo.
Each film is crafted to be appealing to a multi-generational audience, from the twenty
something-spiritual seekers to the gray-haired elders who seek a deeper wisdom on the
subject. The films are a reminder of the common good and universal connection that
we all have to the earth and to spirit, and that those connections are stronger and
deeper than merely one nation, religion, race, class or gender. The first film in the series
is “The Unruly Mystic™: Saint Hildegard”.