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Cadence 2022 Cinema Divina: Contemplative Social Art Practice [Online]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Cadence 2022 Cinema Divina: Contemplative Social Art Practice [Online]
Zoom workshop hosted by NWFF
Apr. 30 from 46pm PT

This live Zoom event during Cadence 2022 is pay-what-you-can, priced on a sliding scale, $10-100*. Suggested min. contribution $30.

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Enliven your deeper wisdom, tenderness, and resilient spirit with contemplative, queer, media artist Marilyn Freeman through their illuminating practice of Cinema Divina.

As we face the ever-intensifying urgency of this troubled world we find ourselves in you are invited to open your heart through Cinema Divinaa contemplative, creative, social art practice. In this live virtual event, Cinema Divina creator Marilyn Freeman will guide participants through a meditative screening ritual with a film they created through and for contemplative practice.

Marilyn re-imagines the ancient Judeo-Christian ritual of sacred reading or lectio divina in todays audiovisual vernacular as Cinema Divinaa contemplative screening ritual to deepen your inner knowing, and to increase your capacity for healing yourself and our world. In this event, as Marilyn guides you through a ritual of four increasingly revealing viewings, you will be invited into reverent silences, reflective writing, sharing and spacious listening.

Marilyns new, short poetic film, Like the Airabout love, loss, reflection, and resiliencywill serve as a vector for mindful attention, transporting you as a participant into deeper awareness of your own thoughts, emotions, intuition, and insights. Through the guided screening participantsindividually and collectivelyco-create the meaning of the piece with their own awareness, imaginations, and associations. Those who engage in this practice nurture their own source for insight into vulnerability, resiliency, gratitude, stillness, love, wonder, courage.  As a practice, Cinema Divina is a way of cultivating the conditions to be wholly awake and infinitely connected if only for a fleeting, wondrous moment.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




Owner: Northwest Film Forum
On BPT Since: May 27, 2004
Northwest Film Forum Team


Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Executive Director Vivian Hua at vivian@nwfilmforum.org

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