Walk With Me

  • L.A Times

    • Jun 8, 2018

    "Sublime & uplifting."

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  • Critical Popcorn

    • Apr 25, 2018

    "Transformative Cinema At It's Finest"

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  • Cinevue

    • Jan 8, 2018

    "a timely and welcome reminder of the importance of living in the present and the peace, love and essential goodness of humankind"

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  • The Upcoming

    • Jan 5, 2018

    "Graceful and touching. A Meditation in itself"

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  • The Guardian

    • Jan 4, 2018

    "It’s a relief, and a palate cleanser, to watch a documentary concerned with quietness, stillness and contemplation"

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  • Time Out

    • Jan 2, 2018

    "This fly-on-the-monastery-wall doc about a Zen Buddhist retreat offers gentle insights and mellow vibes"

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  • HeyUGuys

    • Jan 2, 2018

    "Beautiful. Powerful. Sublime"

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  • Psychologies

    • Jan 2, 2018

    "Fascinating and Moving"

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  • "Cooling to the mind and soothing to the spirit"

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  • Village Voice

    • Aug 15, 2017

    a moving examination of mortality and life choices.”

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  • “Fascinating and profound”

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  • RogerEbert.com

    • May 26, 2017

    “A unique spectacle -
    a thoroughly meditative piece of cinema"

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  • RogerEbert.com

    • May 25, 2017

    Walk With Me makes for a unique documentary spectacle, especially as it explores the power of silence and clarity.

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  • It's possible that the 94 minutes spent watching Walk With Me may be a suspension of life and its wonders, but Pugh and Francis have made a documentary which is fascinating enough to be worth the risk

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  • AUSTIN CHRONICLE

    • May 25, 2017

    Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis turned three years of footage into a ruminative poem as lyrically shot and edited as its subject’s own writing….. You may not come out of [Francis' and Pugh's] documentary wishing to join Plum Village, but the filmmakers leave you desperately wanting more time with it.

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  • What Walk With Me offers first and foremost is the chance to spend time at Plum Village, the monastic community that Nhat Hanh established in 1982 in southwestern France. The vérité film, which distills the directors’ three years of access into a scrapbook of moments at the monastery and during stateside tours, provides no background on the monk and activist, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King. The focus, as it should be in keeping with the practice of mindfulness, is on the here and now.

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