Art Ticknor in West Virginia | 59mins
Director: Richard Miller | Producer: Richard Miller
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
Typical movies take us to far away places and make us feel as though we were there. Of course a talk show is a completely different experience. With so many videos in this festival, isn't it amazing that we are each immediately attracted to what has interest for us? Especially for those of us with a modest lifestyle without much travel or break from our routine. It definitely seems rewarding to relish beautiful cinematography, music and subject matter to enrich our normal lives. There is a value in that. These are all the things that are "Out There".
In our series of talks, we are curious about what is the mechanism that forms our interest. Why does our attention take the focus that it does take and what choice, if any, do we have in the matter? We do not suggest that one should be substituted for the other, just to notice. This comprises what is "In Here."
This is one of my favorite, animated discussions with a lot of clear distinctions that help to ease confusion. We both are coming from slightly different scenarios and ways to describe what we see. Repeated listenings bring me deeper and deeper into the arguments and deeper into questioning my view. Enlightenment is the mind knowing what its source is.