Integral Goes To The Movies, with Mark Allan Kaplan



Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D.  is an award-winning filmmaker and the pre-eminent theorist and practitioner of the application of Integral Theory to the cinematic arts. Mark has worked professionally in the entertainment industry, conducted seminal research in Integral and transpersonal approaches to cinematic media, and is the founder of the Integral Cinema Project, an independent research, production and educational initiative sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society. In 2008 he received Integral Institute’s Integral Life Award in recognition of his continuing groundbreaking research.

Join us for an evening of movie clips, popcorn, and some serious fun with Integral film theorist, filmmaker, and media psychologist Mark Allan Kaplan in Integral Goes to the Movies.

Using various movie clips Mark will show us how to be a savvy spotter of Integral trends in popular media and deepen our understanding of the ways current media and technologies are helping to transition us into an Integral Age.

Mark will unpack how films as diverse as Groundhog Day and Inception, and TV shows like Lost and Sense8, map the evolution of consciousness. You will…

  • Learn how Integral and all the other altitudes of consciousness are embedded in our media
  • How these media altitudes mirror, help or hinder the evolution of our individual and collective consciousness
  • Discover which movies viscerally represent the different Integral lenses
  • Get a copy of Mark’s Top 10 Integral Movies List

Going to the movies usually isn’t a solo affair so we set a special price for couples. So bring a friend or a date for a fun and stimulating evening of pop culture.

And, yes, we really will provide popcorn…


Integral Goes to the Movies

Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 to 9:30pm
Rudramandir (Map)

Pre-Registration: $20 regular, $12 senior/student/hardship
Special “Date Night” Couples Discount: $30 (Pre-Registration Only!)
(Pre-registration ends 11:30pm the day before the event)

Day of Event: $25 regular, $15 senior/student/hardship
No one turned away for lack of funds

Volunteer Comp: A few available for this event; see the Volunteer page for details