Friday May 14th, Clearpoint Center in Stafford, CT hosted the very first screening of Live Beyond the Edge: edition 1 (4 inspiring short films). Photos from the screening are below!
After the screening, I posted on my facebook “Returned from the “Live Beyond the Edge” screening, filled with a love in my heart – thank you to everyone who attended, physically and in spirit.”
Everyone watching, seated in the gallery and main room of Clearpoint center. In the foreground on the right is Roger C. Ingraham (my father).
I am rewarded in the process of watching the films with others. The guided meditation film worked very well in a group screening experience. If people are open, the depth of the meditation can be intensified with a group. Many people commented on their feelings of peace and inspiration in the discussion afterwards.
In a circle, discussing the experience of the film and beginning to connect beyond the film medium. From left to right, Roger C. Ingraham (my father), Artist Angelina Hart, Founder of Clearpoint and fellow producer of Edition 1 of LBTE Steve Munn, Filmmaker Roger Ingraham, Jennifer Eazarsky, Devin Recchio, and Leo Rochetti.
In the circle discussion, people shared openly about themselves and, I felt that for many, as well as myself, this was a bright opportunity to affirm what we’ve already felt inside. The world is changing – we’re facing many challenges as individuals and collectively – and the deep urge to reach out and at the same time dive within, is something that needs affirmation.
Editor Christie Strong in the foreground, Painter Shannon McCarthy next, and Ella Ingraham (my mother).
There are many things I could point out about the screening – but I was most touched by the vibrant sensitivity that settled into the room after watching. There was a genuine listening and sharing happening. My heart felt open. The sense that a new opportunity is arising for all of us is something that could be felt in the room. And the films help to show us something that is often clouded by answers and words: that the only real way to harmonious community and a better world is through an immediate opportunity – of love and insight – starting with onesself.
Continued discussion into the night, drinking fresh spring water and delicious snacks prepared by Shannon McCarthy on the right here. Filmmaker Roger Ingraham on the left, speaking with Debra (back) of http://odinvillage.com/
Angelina Hart on the left, and Jennifer Eazarsky on the right.
The Clearpoint Center from the outside, in Stafford, CT where retreats, classes, and film screenings like this one regularly take place. Check out http://www.clearpointcenter.com
To close, here are a few of the responses to the experience of watching:
Steven Munn: ”Just watched “Live Beyond the Edge.” I feel inspired and grateful, my friend.”
Troy Peeples: Well done Roger! just watched the series online..keep it up, your positivity is contagious
Looking forward to more screenings to come,
~ Roger Ingraham