With unprecedented access, WALK WITH ME goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, whose teachings are credited with the phenomenal success of mindfulness and the spiritual concentration on the present moment. Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life. As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Hanh’s early journals.
Directed by Marc J. Francis (BLACK GOLD) and Max Pugh (THE ROAD TO FREEDOM PEAK) and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, WALK WITH ME is a film about mindfulness, offering viewers a unique, cinematic journey into the world of a monastic community who practice the art of mindfulness with Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.
“It is a relief, and a palate cleanser, to watch a documentary concerned with quietness, stillness and contemplation.” (The Guardian)
“Becomes a moving examination of mortality and life choices.” (Village Voice)
“If it came in pill form, you could take two to recover from a Michael Bay movie.” (Time Out)
Saturday, July 28
Doors 2:00 pm | Movie 2:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
WALK WITH ME (Marc J. Francis & Max Pugh, 2017 / G / 88 mins) A cinematic journey into the world of a monastic community that practises the art of mindfulness with Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.