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14B Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive,Reporter I The movie "I Am" poses two practical and provocative questions: What's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The 2010 film screens Wednesday, June 20, at the Indian Valley Community Center in Greenville. Showtime is 7 p.m., and re- freshments will be available for nominal donations. The filmmaker is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood's leading comedy writers and the creative force behind such blockbusters as "Ace Ventura," "Liar Liar," "The Nutty Professor" and "Bruce Almighty." However, in "I Am," Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what hap- pened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitat- ed, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, NO HASSLES • NO EXTRA EXPENSE I can get you almost any new car or truck, virtually any make or model, for less than you are likely to pay going to a dealership out of town! LET MY 40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU! 530-28 3 -CARS 227,7 or 530-966-5463 1970 E. Main St., Quincy Sacred ectrt Parish Centennial Celebration lO h lnni ersary 1912 - 2012 Weekend Celebration in 8usan ille Open to the public Saturday,June 23 inner and q)ance 6 pm to 10 pm Monsignor MoranJiall Dinner choices include tri-tip or pasta, no host bar $25/person f_. mited tickets available • ticket sales at door CFickets available at: • Iaws, Theobald @34uman ' f_zslie'sJewelry • eauty Corral • The Mark • 8l epeyac Grille Sunday Mass Celebration, I1 am ~edicating a historic bell donated by the f_.qdies of SacredsLIeart Special program and luncheon mill be held at the hall folloming the Mass. determined to share his own "As early as I can remem-symptoms would not go awakening to his prior life of ber I simply wanted to know away. excess and greed, and to in- what was true," he said. These included intense and vestigate how he as an indi- "Somehow I perceived at apainful reactions to light and vidual, and we as a race, very early age that what I sound, severe mood swings could improve the way we was being taught was not the and a constant ringing sound live and walk in the world, whole truth and nothing but in the head. Armed with nothing but the truth." Shadyac tried all kinds of his innate curiosity and a He describes himself as treatments, traditional and small crew to film his adven- "questioning and searching alternative, but nothing tures, Shadyac set out on a and stumbling and fumbling worked. 21st-century quest for en- toward the light." He suffered months of iso- lightenment. The "truth" may have beenlation and pain, and finally Meeting with a variety of elusive, but success wasn't, reached a point where he wel- thinkers and doers -- re- Shadyac's films grossed comed death as a release. markable men and women nearly $2 billion and afforded "I simply didn't think I was from the worlds of science, him the glamorous and extrav- going to make it," he admits. philosophy, academia and agant lifestyle of the Holly- "Death can be a very power- faith -- Shadyac appears on- wood blockbuster filmmaker, ful motivator." screen as character, commen- Yet he found that a 17,000- Confronting his own mor- tator, guide and even, at square-foot, art-filled man- tality, he questi0ned himself: times, guinea pig. sion, exotic antiques and pri- "If this is it for me, if I real- An irrepressible "every= vatejets added up to a lie. ly am going to die, what do I man" who asks tough ques- "Much to my surprise, thewant to say before I go? What tions, but offers no easy an- accumulation of material willbe mylast testament?" swers, he takes the audience wealth was a neutral phe-It.was Shadyac's dark night to places it has never been be- nomenon, neither good norof soul searching, and out of fore, and presents even famil- bad,and certainly did notit, the movie "I Am" was iar phenomena in completely buy happiness," he said. born. new and different ways. Gradually, with much con-Thankfully, almost miracu- The result is a fresh, ener- sideration and contempla-lously, his post-concussion getic and life-affirming film ti0n, he changed his lifestyle, symptoms began to recede, that challenges our precon- He sold his house, moved to allowing him to travel and ceptions about human behav- a mobile home community, use his movie-making skills ior while simultaneously cel- and started a simpler andto explore the philosophical ebrating the indomitable hu- more responsible life. questions that inhabited him, man spirit. But, at this critical junc- and to communicate his find- About Shadyac ture, Shadyac suffered an in- ings in a lively, humorous, The pursuit of truth has jury that Changed every- intellectually challenging been a lifelong passion for thing: a concussion from a and emotionally charged Shadyac. bike accident after which the film. MOVIES, from page 13B busboy Drew, who fall in love while working at the Bourbon Room, a hip club catering to rock royalty. From the director of "Hair- spray," this film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical stars Julianne Hough ("Burlesque"), with actor/singer Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Oscar nomi- nee Paul Giamatti, Acade- my Award-winner Cather- ine Zeta-Jones and R&B queen Mary J. Blige, with Oscar nominee Alec Bald- win and Oscar nominee Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx. This 125-minute musical comedy romance is rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking and lan- guage. Website: rockofage movie.com. 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