Life & Death
To change one’s life: Start immediately.
Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits––and at times risking her life in the process––she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us.
Once upon a time there was a world full of meaning, focused by exemplary figures in the form of gods and heroes, saints and sinners. How did we lose them, or, might they still be around, in the form of modern day masters, in fields like sports, music, craft and cooking. Are these masters able to inspire us and bring back a sense of wonder, possibly even of the sacred?
Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew, has one day to live. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin. In a final attempt to probe life’s deepest mysteries, Binew endures one ridiculous trial after the next. On a makeshift stage in an open field, Binew’s friends and enemies gather to witness his madness one final time.
Lucky Dark explores all aspects of suffering and how people cope with their affliction. From the Mountains of Tibet to the prisons of New Mexico, this film dives into the psyche of those who are dealing with pain in various forms. Led by the teachings of Roshi Joan Halifax we will journey into the heart and mind to try to understand how people can embrace their suffering, turning it into something that is a place of strength for them.