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School of Thought (2008)

G  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  11 November 2008 (USA)
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Something's happening deep in the heartland of America. Some folks are calling Fairfield, Iowa - the "Midwestern Stepford." And the County Commissioners say, "We really don't know what's ... See full summary »

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Something's happening deep in the heartland of America. Some folks are calling Fairfield, Iowa - the "Midwestern Stepford." And the County Commissioners say, "We really don't know what's going on here!" But a legendary Hollywood director and the local school he's teamed up with know exactly what's up in Fairfield. School of Thought is a mysterious and amazing adventure into the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment with Academy Award-nominee, David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and The Elephant Man). David brings along a few friends to Fairfield, including Beatles collaborator, Donovan (Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Sunshine Superman) and the world-renowned quantum physicist, John Hagelin (What The Bleep Do We Know!?) Written by Tony Perri

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A small Midwestern school joins forces with a legendary Hollywood director in an ambitious mission to eliminate violence and life-threatening stress in schools across the planet.

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Academy Award-nominee David Lynch travels the world to promote meditation in schools, and has practiced TM for more than 30 years. See more »

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Paul McCartney and David Lynch bring School of Thought to Life
17 October 2013 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Academy-award nominated director, David Lynch brings together amazing artists to help fulfill his mission of bringing meditation to more than 1-million school kids across the planet. Joining David are his musical friends, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Donovan, Moby, Mike Love and Sheryl Crow. School of Thought also stars John Hagelin (What The Bleep Do We Know!?) David's mission begins in Fairfield, Iowa, where most of the town's residents meditate twice and day, including school kids, business owners and the mayor. Watch School of Thought and experience Fairfield's dynamics and meet David during the annual David Lynch Weekend - where the Hollywood icon crowns the local Prom King and Queen and joins Donovan i an impromptu Prom concert for the local school - the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment.


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