SLO FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 25-30 2024 ENCORE MAY 1-5

THE MATRIX (1999)

If you haven’t seen The Matrix (1999) directed by the Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, here’s your chance to see what all the talk is about. And if you’ve already seen it, here’s your chance to reconsider what it means to take “the red or the blue pill.” A local Vendantist will introduce the film’s metaphysical dimensions […]

GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)

The series starts out with Groundhog Day (1993) — starring Bill Murray — a look into a life of “time out of time.” Murray is forced into a mindful contemplative existence when he finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. This very “Zen” film will be introduced by a local Buddhist from […]

A MAN ESCAPED (1956)

A Man Escaped or The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth (1956) concludes this series. Considered by many the greatest prison escape movie of all time, the legendary French director Robert Bresson turns Andre Devigny’s memoir of life in the French Resistance into a stunning, meditation on the deepest meanings of freedom, struggle, and inner liberation. The […]