Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Letter Writer

January 13, 2012 5 – 7 PM

Elders have wisdom that includes powerful insights, great advice, and effective encouragement. Teenagers have mental and physical energy, an idealistic view, and compassion. And yet our culture does not pay enough attention to the elders' voices, and slam teenagers when they don't fulfill our agendas. “The Letter Writer” beautifully portrays the circumstances, the challenges, the ordeals, the mistakes, and some resolutions brought about by an intimate intergenerational encounter. This film holds no punches, portrays full characters and suggests ways we each can gain from our encounters with the young and the aged.
76 minutes in English. Written and directed by Chrisitan Vuissa

Glendale New Church
845 Congress Ave, Glendale OH 45246
Freewill offering for use of room

For more information, call Clark Echols (513) 284-1236

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Musical Chairs

Sunday December 9, 2012     5- 7 PM

Glendale New Church

845 Congress Ave
Glendale OH 45246

Freewill offering for use of room

When his dance partner, Mia, is injured in an accident, Armando persuades her to train for a wheelchair ballroom dancing contest. Both of them must overcome significant, but very different, barriers to make it to the competition and into a relationship. Their friends and family can be both helpful and interfering – something most of us can relate to! The film urges us to challenge the notions and circumstances that stand in the way of our accomplishing the purpose of our lives.

99 minutes. Written by Marty Madden. Directed by Susan Seidelman (“Desperately Seeking Susan”).

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Sunday November 11, 2012     5- 7 PM

Glendale New Church
845 Congress Ave, Glendale OH 45246
Freewill offering for use of room

People who are happy are not immune from sadness and depression. They have the capacity to return to their normal state. This is the discovery of many kinds of observers from around the world. It is a complex of genetics, brain chemistry, behavior, and thinking. Every human can be happy, even though many have a greater propensity to be happy. Everyone can eat and exercise and relax in order for their brains to operate at its optimum. Everyone can exercise more and with variety. Everyone can change the way they think – and even change the way their brain works in doing so!

This documentary combines real life stories – some powerfully uplifting, some tragic, some ordinary – to demonstrate what experts in sociology, psychology and neuroscience tell us about happiness research.

This film reminds us about being in the “Flow,” acceptance, the “Hedonic Treadmill,” repaying the loan of life with interest, appreciation, noticing what I have that I can give away, and the Gross National Happiness index!

76 minutes in English. Directed by Roko Belic, Produced by Eiji Han Shimizu, Frances Reid, Roko Belic and Tom Shadyac

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Shift

Sunday October 14, 2012 5- 7 PM

Glendale New Church
845 Congress Ave, Glendale OH 45246
Freewill offering for use of room

From the creators of You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie comes a compelling portrait of three modern lives in need of new direction and new meaning. In his first-ever movie (written by Kristen Lazarian and directed by Michael Goorjian), Wayne Dyer explores the spiritual journey in the second half of life when we long to find the purpose that is our unique contribution to the world. The powerful shift from the ego constructs we are taught early in life by parents and society—which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation—are shown in contrast to a life of meaning, focused on serving and giving back.
Filmed on coastal California’s spectacular Monterey Peninsula, “The Shift” captures every person’s mid-life longing for a more purposeful, soul-directed life.
“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.” - Carl Gustav Jung
“The Shift” explores the intertwined lives of an overachieving businessman (played by Edward Kerr), a mother of two young children seeking her own expression in the world (Shannon Sturges), and a film director trying to make a name for himself (Michael DeLuise). Also starring Portia de Rossi. “The Shift” not only inspires, but also teaches us how to find the path to our spiritual purpose and therefore our greatest joy.
“I am 68 years old and I have a new career,” Dyer explained. “When I was asked to do this film, I didn’t think ‘I’m too old to do something I’ve never done before.’ I thought ‘I am open to everything. I am willing to change and to learn.’ I’m more proud of this film than of anything I’ve ever done before.”
Wayne Dyer appears in the film as himself. Special appearance by Louise L. Hay.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

September 2012 "The Keeper of the Keys"

Sunday, September 9, 2012 5 to 7 PM
Glendale New Church
845 Congress Ave, Glendale OH 45246
Freewill offering for use of room

This month's movie:
The Keeper of the Keys
An ingenious and funny film about the steps to a happier, more fulfilled life by Scott Cervine, the director of “The Shadow Effect.”  This film will remind you of familiar keys to life's happiness, and will introduce you to some new ones! The speakers are all fascinating people, including John Gray, Ken Wallace, Carolyn Finch, Molly Lord, and Jack Canfield. 

A cynical and defeated Michael (played by Cervine himself!), is the protagonist led through a process of revelation of the keys by a "spirit guide" (played by Scott's co-writer Robin Jay!). As the teachers tell their life's stories behind the wisdom they have shared in their highly regarded books, movies and workshops, they slowly dissolve Michael's resistance and in the end he embraces a new, spiritual and vibrant view of his life. 
Along the way we learn: Don't give up. Be your true self. Work on your relationships. Be present. Process emotional traumas. Improve your inner dialogue. Ask yourself what is your “What.” Take an action and watch the response of the universe. Learn how to meditate. Stop complaining. Embrace the fear. And you may hear some of these in a completely new way!

After the film we will share our insights and have an opportunity to commit to taking an action, and the rest of us will support you!

The film is 86 minutes long and in English. Written and directed by Robin Jay and Scott Corvine.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

August 2012: "I Am"

Sunday, August 12, 2012 5 to 7 PM
Glendale New Church
845 Congress Ave, Glendale OH 45246
Freewill offering for use of room

This month's movie:


78 minutes in English. Written and Directed by Tom Shadyac
Contains some shocking imagery

Hollywood film maker Tom Shadyac has made a personal documentary that is the antithesis of his hilarious “Ace Ventura” and “Bruce Almighty.” A look at who we are and how we can operate at our best. It begins by asking what's wrong with the world and ends by discovering what's right with it. Tom recovers from a head injury with a new view of life, and goes on a world tour to interview people who have wisdom about the goodness in people. He talks to Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, an others.
Our discussion will focus on what we each can do to manifest our goodness, and what we each can offer to our community so that it too can contribute to the presence of goodness on the planet.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 2012 "Finding Joe"

Sunday, July 29, 2012
 5 to 7 PM
Glendale New Church 845 Congress Ave, Glendale OH 45246
 Freewill offering for use of room

This month's movie: “Finding Joe” (80 minutes, Pat Solomon, Director and Producer)
An invitation for you to find yourself on a hero's journey!

Joseph Campbell introduced us to the concept of the hero's journey as the pattern of spiritual growth of the human spirit, told in countless myths from every culture on earth. This documentary weaves together interviews of people who knew Joseph Campbell or have been studying, expanding and using his insights to help us all find ourselves on our own hero's journey. You will come away with a renewed sense of your self as a hero on the path of life.

Our discussion will include how we each can take this lesson back to our community, furthering its evolution as a spiritual reality.

Introduction to Cincinnati Spiritual Cinema Circle


The “Spiritual Cinema Circle” is the creation of Steven Simon (producer of “What Dreams May Come” and other spiritually inspired films). Each month four independent films are sent on a DVD to subscribers, thus supporting both the film makers and the spread of powerful ideas that can enlighten, empower and generally raise one's consciousness. You don't have to be a film “buff” to be moved by a film about joy, or loss, or fear, or persistence, or peace. Being so moved gives you an opportunity to continue your life from a slightly different angle. Perhaps you have jumped a few feet, or a mile! In any case, you tell someone, you share the feeling, the insight, in the hopes that your community will share in the evolution you experienced. The Spiritual Cinema Circle is a means for you to do that – to join others in taking the lesson into your community, and move it as well.

Everyone is invited to come see the film, with a new one each month. And, for those who are attracted to a deeper involvement, the Cincinnati Spiritual Cinema Circle is an experiment in community building. If you come to believe that experiencing these films and the discussions that follow can change people's hearts and minds, and you harbor a hope that positive actions will result, you are invited to join the Circle! And we will support each other taking actions that apply the small but fundamental lessons the films reveal.

Our Circle meets once a month at the Glendale New Church. Because subscribers who receive the DVDs do not have licenses to show the films, we cannot charge admission, try to gather a large crowd. You will be asked to help cover the utilities, and you will be invited to consider starting your own Circle in your own neighborhood.