Tuesday – July 29th, 2014. An inspirational movie: “Moving From Emptiness: The Life And Art Of A Zen Dude.” This movie screens one night only in Austin.
Playful. Profound. Meditative. Deeply healing.
“Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude” is more than just a film, it’s a transformational experience.
Rated one of the top documentaries at the Sedona International Film festival, this 69-minute film features the work and teachings of Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han.
Armed with rice paper, ink, brush, and a collection of Zen teachings and koans, Alok opens the door to a world of magical brush strokes and enchanted students. On the verge of his 75th birthday and with a new love in his life Alok employs his teachings to confront his own personal history.
In the film we experience Zen not as a religion or philosophy, but as a way of life for Alok and his partner, fellow artist Raylene Abbott. Together they face the challenges inherent in art, life and relationships by embracing their world moment to moment, taking what comes and “moving from emptiness.”
What others say about this film
“Documentary film-making at its finest.” Joanna Smith, Reviewer for the Santa Fe Film Festival
“One of the highest rated docs in our festival!” Patrick Schweiss, Director of the Sedona Int. Film Festival
“Delicate, strong, deeply powerful, and moving!” Ellen Dimler, Teaser Editor “Jarhead”
“Healing and heart opening… Like media as medicine.” Jennifer Outland, Documentary Film Producer
“It touched me in so many ways…and continues to stay with me.” Lori Berman, ABQ film and media experience
Tickets are available online only at the link below.
There will be Q/A with the Filmmakers, Shaeri Richards and Jerry Hartleben, directly after the screening at the theater.
Tuesday – July 29th
7:30pm – 9:20pm
Cinemark – Southpark Meadows Theater
9900 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78748-3885
For More Information
Tickets (note: only available at this link)