‘The Mindfulness Movement’: Film Review

Published on Apr 11, 2020

‘The Mindfulness Movement’: Film Review

An earnest, over-stuffed infomercial for the potential and benefits of practicing mindfulness, multi-hypenate Rob Beemer’s “The Mindfulness Movement” demonstrates the practice, offers an abbreviated history of its growth in the U.S., and cites examples of the therapeutic, scientific, corporate, academic and athletic benefits of living a more conscious life.

After kicking off with celebrity endorsements, the film clunkily interweaves the traumatic stories of people who found mindfulness to be a literal life saver with testimonies from those who incorporated it into their careers, used it to help prisoners, addicts, cancer survivors and at-risk youth, or who just wanted to share the feelings of calm that it brought them. Although the film doesn’t go that deep, given these strange times, it could benefit from the curiosity of the anxious and distracted who are seeking tools to cope with stress.

The backstories of executive producer Jewel Kilcher, a noted

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Author: Alissa Simon