Conscious Movie nights
A philosophical come together for entertainment, hot 3rd Eye Cacao and heart expansion~
Showing on the Projector
Join us for some entertainment and conversations
Allow the films to permeate your brain as you chill back, relax and indulge your senses
In this space we hold the opportunity to deepen the awareness of self with playful curiosity.
Bringing concepts and ideas to the surface to be interpreted, discussed and digested.
Join us for our first and weekly '3rd Eye Cacao & Conscious Movie Night'
Please arrive 15 mins early and settle in
This will allow us to screen the film with time for conversations if you so desire.
Feel free to bring a blanket, get cosy and comfortable and let the film do that talking!
What: MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
Director: Steve Loveridge
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a candid look at the singer Maya Arulpragasam, popularly known as M.I.A.—a film that has been a long time coming. About ten years ago, the “Paper Planes” star turned over hours of home videos to director Steve Loveridge. What happened after that could almost form the basis of its own documentary—at one point in 2013, Loveridge declared that he “would rather die” than keep working on the project—but what has emerged is an uncommonly unadorned look at a young artist growing up before our eyes. Think Amy without the crushing heartbreak—although that’s not to say that M.I.A.doesn’t have its share of sobering moments. “He took all of my cool out,” the musician told Billboard after the film’s Sundance premiere. “He took all the shows where I look good and tossed it in the bin. …I didn’t know that my music wouldn’t really be a part of this. I find that to be a little hard, because that is my life. It’s not the film that I would have made.” Her assessment is inaccurate—among M.I.A.’s highlights is its booming version of her galloping Kala track “Bamboo Banga”—and it also fails to appreciate how much care Loveridge has taken in shaping his story about a young woman reconciling her family history with her own burgeoning political awareness.
As her fans no doubt know, M.I.A. was born in London but grew up in Sri Lanka, where her father Arul formed the revolutionary organization the Tamil Tigers. Arul’s activities became a cloud over her head during her early career—perhaps burnishing her reputation as a musical rebel but also inspiring protests from those who labeled him a terrorist—and M.I.A. chronicles in nearly real time how the performer educates herself on Sri Lanka’s political strife and incorporates it into her daring, electric music. In recent years, M.I.A. has fallen out of critical favor for myriad reasons—the furor over her decision to flip off the camera during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, her inability to repeat the phenomenal success of “Paper Planes”—but the film makes no attempt to rehabilitate her career. Instead, Loveridge, who went to art school with M.I.A., is after something far more profound: mapping the risks and rewards of being a potent but imperfect political artist in an age when sensationalism is everywhere and nuanced rhetoric is, sadly, in short supply. It’s a sign of M.I.A.’s unfinished maturation that she can’t quite grasp the gift her friend has given her. —Tim Grierson
WHERE: 3rd Eye Meditation Bar
902 East 5th Street, Suite 107
Austin, Texas 78702
Thursday February 7th, 2019
$20 @ Door with a
~~ 3rd Eye Hot Cacao ~~
~ Feel Free to bring snacks~
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See you then!