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Alan Watts: Why Not Now? - Brisbane Premiere - Tue 10th December

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The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

175 Elizabeth Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Philosopher, writer, poet, radical thinker, teacher and critic of mainstream society

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Alan Watts was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience and had a rare gift for simplifying complex philosophical subjects to make them accessible.

'Why Not Now' follows Watt’s remarkable life and weaves a fascinating story through the wealth of material and lectures that were left behind after his passing.

In addition to his 28 books, Alan Watts delivered hundreds of public lectures and seminars during his life. A self-proclaimed “spiritual entertainer”, Watts was a bridge between East and West, the ancient and the modern, and culture and nature.

Born near London in 1915, he discovered the nearby Buddhist Lodge at a young age. After moving to the United States in 1938, he became an Episcopal priest for a time, and then relocated to New York, where he wrote his pivotal book The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety.

In 1951 he moved to San Francisco where he began teaching Buddhist studies, and in 1956 began his popular radio show, “Way Beyond the West.” By the early sixties, Alan’s radio talks aired nationally and the counterculture movement adopted him as a spiritual spokesperson.

Nearly fifty years after his passing, his lectures gain millions of views on youtube and the popularity of his books and quotes continues to grow.

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A portion of your ticket purchase supports the film maker! Thank you for supporting independent film making, and helping educate and build awareness :-)

Adults = $23 + evenbrite processing fee

Concession (Students & Pensioners) = $18 + eventbrite processing fee

Picture quality:

Please note that the footage included in this film was made on standard definition cameras and television in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and whilst the picture and sound has been optimised for cinema, it is not high definition quality. We felt that the overall experience of this film is wonderful and that Alan Watt’s ideas and inspiration shine through.

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* Please note that tickets are NOT refundable if you change your mind or are unable to make it on the day. Your tickets cannot be changed to another date. They may however be given to a friend to attend.

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Please consider using sustainable transport (bus, tram, bicycle) to travel to the venue :-)

Train: BNFG, IPCA, RPSP;

Bus: 199. The New Farm Cinema is 8 mins ride from Adelaide Street Stop 29 near Wharf St

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The venue and theatre are wheelchair accessible. If you require a wheelchair spot please email us via team@filmsforchange.com.au

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The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

175 Elizabeth Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Australia

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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