<i>Finding Joe</i>
Joseph Campbell’s teachings are detailed in Finding Joe.

The most difficult questions most people have a tough time finding an answer to are: what are you afraid of and what do you fear.

These were the questions that Joseph Campbell wanted to answer to and spent a major part of his life studying and trying to understand. Finding Joe is an in-depth and memorable documentary directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon. In the documentary, he explores the teachings and readings of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell and their continuing impact on our creative culture.

Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields ranging from Deepak Chopra and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) to Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”) interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and mystic group of kids, Finding Joe navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed the Hero’s Journey: the challenges, the fears, the dragons, the battles and the return home as a changed person.

Campbell’s teachings are rooted in deeply personal accounts and timeless stories, Finding Joe shows how Campbell’s work is relevant and essential in today’s world and how it provides a narrative for how to live a fully realized life or as Campbell would simply state, how to “follow your bliss” because life is short. When we are at the end of life it doesn’t matter how much money we have, life is measured on how we made decisions and if we achieved what makes us truly happy and at peace.

Finding Joe is an amazing self-help documentary that spends more time helping you understanding the person inside of you than most works, like The Secret. Finding Joe puts your entire life into perspective; it makes you look deep inside of yourself and finally focus on what you must do in order to truly achieve a perfect balance. You also realize that all the problems in your life can always be changed, but it is up to you to make that happen.

Where other self-help documentaries teach you a method to succeed in the world of materialistic goods that will lead to your happiness, Finding Joe chants the mantra that you and only you can make yourself truly happy. There is no one or anything else: Material goods are just temporary solutions, true bliss is creating greatness within one’s self. Finding Joe is an inspirational film that ignites all those doubting themselves to make a change in their lives and aspire for greatness.

Opens at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex Sept. 30!

Director Patrick Takaya Solomon will appear at select shows on opening weekend at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex: Friday, Sept. 30 - 7:45 PM, Saturday, Oct. 1 - 5:30 & 7:45 PM, Sunday, Oct. 2 - 5:30 PM

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