September 16, 2017: Real To Reel Theater in Johnson City
The Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center (ADMC) has booked a night at the Real to Reel Theater in Johnson City for a free showing of the 1993 movie Groundhog Day co-written and directed by Harold Ramis (Animal House, Ghost Busters, Caddy Shack and many others) and starring Bill Murray. A practicing Buddhist, Ramis packaged the fundamentals of Buddhism disguised as a lighthearted comedy film. The film endures almost a quarter of a century later and there is even a successful Broadway show created this year based on the movie.
The film has had numerous showings by other Buddhist centers worldwide. A character reliving the same day repeatedly until he fixes his mistakes was Ramis’ way of incorporating the cycle of reincarnation into a film for Hollywood consumption. It’s a serious topic but a hilariously funny movie and fit for all ages (PG13).
The general public is invited to come out and enjoy information, fellowship, and a lot of laughs! The theater’s concession stand will be available to purchase items. Real To Reel Theater is located at 130 W. Springbrook Drive, Johnson City. Doors open at 6:30 with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. There will be a brief introduction to the Buddhist themes in the movie with an opportunity to discuss afterwards.
The Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center opened in June 2011 and welcomes all to join any of our weekly meditation sessions and Buddhist studies. ADMC is located at 108 West 10th Avenue, Suite 3, Johnson City, TN. You can learn more at www.dharma4et.org.