CLOSING NIGHT FILM - The Nature of Existence

The Nature of Existence

CLOSING NIGHT FILM - The Nature of Existence

Running Time: 90 mins

All the mysteries of the Universe...explained! ...Sort of.

Why are we here, and who are we? What started the Universe, and was it a mistake? Does God exist, and why is he so interested in our sex lives? After exploring the phenomenon of Trekkies (Cinequest, 1998) and the world of car salesmen with his dark comedy Suckers (Cinequest, 2000), filmmaker Roger Nygard takes on The Nature of Existence. As he roams the globe to the source of each of the world’s philosophies, religions, and belief systems, Nygard interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, pizza chefs, and others who have influenced, inspired, or freaked out humanity.

His travels highlight the words of such luminary figures as Indian holy man Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (The Art of Living), evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Chinese Taoist Master Zhang Chengda, Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind (co-discoverer of String Theory), wrestler Rob Adonis (founder of Ultimate Christian Wrestling), confrontational evangelist Brother Jed Smock, novelist Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game), director Irvin Kershner (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), the body of Pope John XXIII, and Stonehenge Druids Rollo Maughfling & King Arthur Pendragon.

Deftly combining an investigative approach with his trademark humor, Nygard offers a challenging, hilarious, and spectacular view of humanity, spotlighting what is it that makes us who we are—students, teachers and explorers of life. The Nature of Existence is an unforgettable journey, one that is quite possibly the most important to take…to find the meaning of our existence.

If you only see one movie this year with all the answers, see The Nature of Existence.

- Michael Rabehl

After the film, please join Cinequest, filmmakers and special guests for the Closing Night Party featuring appetizers, desserts, cocktails and entertainment at E & O Trading Co.