My Left Foot
1989, UK, Jim Sheridan, 103 min.
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan.
Introduced by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara
Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum.
Tickets are available for pick-up after 8:00 p.m. at the will call table in the K2 Lounge (limited capacity).
About the Speaker
Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, PhD, is the Abbot of The Village Zendo in downtown Manhattan. A Soto Zen priest and contemporary American Zen Teacher, she integrates traditional meditation and koan practice with social engagement and peacemaking. She is a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order. She taught for many years at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, centering on social issues and new media. Roshi O’Hara’s writing has appeared in Tricycle, Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, and other Buddhist journals.
Mind Over Matter Trivia
- The film is based on the true life story of Irish artist Christy Brown.
- Over three times as much money was spent on the film’s publicity campaign than on its production budget.
- Daniel Day Lewis could only perform many of the the actions seen on screen with his right foot, thus, many scenes were filmed through a mirror.