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Saturday, August 19 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Little Saints

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Little Saints screening; this movie features the Mazatec mushroom tradition and the Producer’s direct experience with the culture. Filmmaker, Oliver Quintanilla, has had a near 20-year connection with a legitimate curandera in Mexico, Natalia Martínez. She does not advertise; his initial meeting with her was filled with synchronistic magic, beginning two weeks before they met. After many years, filled with many personal visits for healing, and his continuous insistence, she allowed him to film five mushroom healing ceremonies, four with individuals and one with a couple. With the support of National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project, family, friends, associates and even some strangers he produced and directed the documentary film Little Saints, which is the name given to the psilocybe mushrooms by the Mazatec people. The film is reverent; it does not sensationalize; there are no ‘trippy’ graphics or ‘trippy’ music. Weaving in several interviews with individuals in the fields of anthropology, ethnography, entheogens and theology. It’s a serious subject and deserving of respect; this film is an objective documentary work on native healing rituals It does not ‘push’ anything, it documents and exalts. Highly recommended for anyone with an active interest in these topics and for anyone with serious curiosity about them, interested in learning.

There will be a discussion beforehand and a chance to ask questions.

Saturday August 19, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House