‘Indigo’ movie showing in Gilroy

Saturday, Jan. 29, a local church is sponsoring the presentation
of a unique motion picture experience.

Indigo: The Movie

will make its world debut at AMC theatres in select cities
across the United States, but it will be shown locally at the
Gavilan College Social Science Building (5055 Santa Teresa
Boulevard, Gilroy) at 1pm through the efforts of Gavilan Hills
Church New Thought Community, one of 500 churches and other
organizations sponsoring extra screenings of the film.
Saturday, Jan. 29, a local church is sponsoring the presentation of a unique motion picture experience. “Indigo: The Movie” will make its world debut at AMC theatres in select cities across the United States, but it will be shown locally at the Gavilan College Social Science Building (5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard, Gilroy) at 1pm through the efforts of Gavilan Hills Church New Thought Community, one of 500 churches and other organizations sponsoring extra screenings of the film.

“Indigo” is a film about grace and the healing powers of a new generation of psychic children.

Experts describe these children as those “who display a new and unusual set of psychological attributes.” Apparently this is not just an American phenomenon. “Indigo children go far beyond cultural barriers and are found all around the world.” Some schools are developing curriculum focused on the special gifts of these children.

The film follows the relationship that develops between Ray, played by Neale Donald Walsch, a man whose life and family have dissolved due to a fateful mistake, and his 10 year-old granddaughter Grace, played by Meghan McCandless, with whom Ray goes on the run to protect her from a kidnapper. Along the way, he discovers the power of his granddaughter’s gifts, which alter the lives of all she encounters.

When “Indigo” premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival, it won the Audience Choice Award. Saturday’s audience will be treated to a special introduction by the film’s three principal architects:

n Director/producer Stephen Simon reappears after a mainstream movie career producing such films as “Somewhere in Time” and “What Dreams May Come.”

n Co-writer James Tyman raised the $500,000 needed to finance the film.

n Co-writer Neale Donald Walsch, author of the “Conversation with God” series, who also stars in the film.

“Indigo” is an example of a new genre of film, often called “Spiritual Cinema.” These movies ask eternal questions like “who are we?” and “why are we here?” According to Simon, “They stir us to remember who we can be when we reach beyond the seen into a realm where we engage the magical aspects of our human potential.”

These films are aimed at the millions of Americans who consider themselves “spiritual” rather than “religious,” an increasing demographic in our society.

The price of admission is $10, which includes a facilitated discussion at 3pm, immediately following the showing. For more information call (408) 497-2047.

Gavilan Hills Church New Thought Community has a long history in South Country. Presently services are held at 13085 Monterey Highway in San Martin. The weekly Sunday celebration is at 10:30am, preceded by an opportunity for quiet meditation in the sanctuary at 10:10.

The church also offers weekly yoga practice, A Course on Miracles, and houses a bookstore featuring a variety of books on spirituality. For more information call (408) 686-0355 or visit www.ghchurch.org.

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