GATE Theater Within Film Series -November, 26, 2012
GATE (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment) will present a transformational documentary feature film, "Shining Night" at Agape International Spiritual Center.
"Shining Night" celebrates the life and music of Morten Lauridsen whom musicologist Nick Strimple has called "the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic." Lauridsen's composition of radiant choral works, combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth, have thrilled audiences worldwide. National Medal of Arts recipient and most frequently performed American choral composer, the film features intimate interviews interwoven with performances of his masterworks and commentaries by music contemporaries. Beginning and ending in the scenic splendor of Waldron Island, Washington, the inspirational source for much of Lauridsen's music, we journey across continents hearing his story told in his own words- early years, musical influences, his connection to Scotland, and the composing of one of his most well-known works, Lux Aeterna. Revealed through the lens of his passion for nature and music, Morten Lauridsen expresses a presence of fierce compassion and unwavering dedication to the craft of composition.
"Shining Night" was voted Best Documentary at the DC Independent Film Festival and was the official selection of the 2012 American Documentary Film Festival.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A hosted by GATE founder John Raatz.
Agape International Spiritual Center
5700 Buckingham Parkway
Culver City, CA 90239
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