AWAKE is an unconventional biography about Paramahansa Yogananda, the world-renowned author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s.Many highly influential people -- including Steve Jobs, George Harrison, and Russell Simmons, all of whom are featured in the film -- have been deeply impacted by Yogananda.
In bringing the once-secret techniques of yoga to the West, Yogananda was committed to democratizing these teachings. “He knew the power of initiative,“
Yogananda sent out lessons via mail; at a time when mail order was considered a brand new cutting-edge technology. The Gathr Films Theatrical on Demand model is today’s vanguard technology for delivering a message to communities across America. Gathr makes it possible for anyone to book AWAKE into their local theaters by becoming a “movie captain,” and attracting like-minded friends and colleagues to order tickets in advance. Through this process, theatrical screenings of AWAKE are virtually possible wherever and whenever there is a critical mass.
“I heard about AWAKE and was simply looking for a showing in my area with plans to use it as an outing with my awaken meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/
CounterPoint Films is using the Gathr model as a way to make it possible for filmgoers to be able to view the movie in cities and towns where traditional theater bookings may not exist, that they too may experience Yogananda’s visionary message of Self-realization.
For information about this Thursday February 5th screening event or to “pre-order”
To request screenings of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda in a theatre near you, visit http://www.awaketheyoganandamovie.com/