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Kensho at the Bedfellow

Cabaret Cinema

Friday, January 6, 2017
9:30 PM–12:00 AM


2016, USA, Brad Raider, 108 min.

Introduced by writer and director Brad Raider

Playwright turned doorman of The Bedfellow Hotel, Dan Bender is reeling from the death of his little sister. In a sex-and-drug filled odyssey through Manhattan, his desperate search for fulfillment reunites him with a childhood love and ultimately, catalyzes a consciousness-expanding journey of self-discovery.

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“A deeply cinematic, visual odyssey. For a first film, densely packed with ideas and so assured in its filmmaking and experimentation “¦ Kensho is extraordinary.”

—Melissa Tamminga, Seattle Screen Scene

About Cabaret Cinema: Perception

Can the truth truly be trusted? Is it objective or rather tinted by our experience and memories? Perhaps there is no better medium with which to explore these questions than the illusory cinema. In that pursuit we have invited scientists to introduce films that potently demonstrate that much of our perception is clouded by the distorted lens of our assumptions and desires.

About the director

Brad Raider’s work as an actor, filmmaker and teacher is rooted in a deep fascination with consciousness expansion. Having practiced and studied the art of meditation for the last decade as protégé to Vedic master Thom Knoles, he now teaches individuals and companies to meditate through his company MDT8. Raider graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and now serves as co-artistic director of his LA based theatre company, Red Dog Squadron. His film and television credits include starring roles on short-lived series, network pilots, and independent features. His directorial debut, Kensho at the Bedfellow, was shot in 30 locations around NYC (including the Rubin Museum) and is set to release on iTunes in early 2017.

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