Leonard Jacobson: Never Not Here| 1hr : 55mins
Director: Richard Miller | Producer: Richard Miller
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
No matter how clear it seems that the now is where all the power of life is, we still see a tendency to wait for a bigger YES than we have thus far experienced. Therefore we don't settle into this moment. Perhaps that yes doesn't show up because of being habituated in our mental illusions. Some kind of forces of resistance, both inner and outer, are often activated and to be contended with before we can move out of it. Typical movies take us to far away places and make us feel as though we were there.Â Of course a talk show is a completely different experience.Â 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.Â There is a value in that.Â 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.Â 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.Â This comprises what is "In Here."