Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Award-winning Film about Hindu Mystic Comes to Buford

On Thursday February 5th at 7:30pm Gathr® Films will present a special screening of the critically acclaimed film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda at Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & Imax  located at 3333 Buford Drive, Buford Georgia.

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,“says renowned Yoga and  Ayurveda instructor Mas Vidal, who is also featured in AWAKE.  “He didn't wait for anybody to get this wisdom out.”

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 ( ) ,” says Donald Gordon Carty, captain of the Buford screening.  “When I didn’t see a screening scheduled in my area I was really quite surprised there wasn’t one already going . . . I really wanted to see the film!”   ~ Donald Gordon Carty, AWAKE Gathr Movie Captain~

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” tickets, visit the screening page at .  You can view the trailer and read more about the film here:

To request screenings of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda in a theatre near you, visit

1 comment: