Humans have more control over our health than ever.
This is the message behind Kelly Noonan Gores’ latest documentary “Heal.”
It is playing in Santa Fe from June 3-9 at The Screen.
Noonan Gores worked on the project alongside producer Adam Schomer for nearly two years.
Though the Noonan Gores had the idea for nearly a decade.
“It’s been Kelly’s project for longer,” Schomer says during a recent interview while he was driving to San Francisco for a screening of the film. “I wanted to get involved for various reasons. Healing is a great adventure and for me it was an ecstatic yes to get involved. I really like to empower people.”
The journey has been a long and arduous one.
The film explores the crossroads between spiritual and scientific treatment for chronic diseases.
Through footage of first-hand experiences, it takes viewers on a life changing journey which reveals the incredible intelligence of the human body and the astonishing impacts one’s mind set can have on it.
It also features interviews with leading scientists and health and wellness luminaries, including Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, and Anita Moorjani.
Schomer says Noonan Gores followed her intuition with the film.
“We were already editing the film,” he says. “We had 12 experts and Kelly wanted more. We were in New York and we had access to the other experts. Those five or so are lesser known experts, but they added so much energy to the film.”
Schomer says one of the most difficult aspects of making the film was finding a way to get all the voices in.
“And making it feel cohesive,” he says. “We had an amazing editor. And Kelly and myself were pushing each other. It was a great effort all around.”
“Heal” is currently having a theatrical run and Schomer is excited to see it playing to audiences.
“I know the intention of the film is to have impact and save lives,” he says. “When you see people walking out of the theater changed, I am overwhelmingly proud. It makes us feel that we’ve done it justice. The practices are ancient, we’ve just put it together for the modern world.”
‘Heal — A Scientific and Spiritual Journey’
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 features Q&A with Joan Borysenko; 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 with a Q&A with Patti Penn; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 with Q&A with Gregg Braden; other screenings are 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4; 2:45 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 9 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8
WHERE: The Screen, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe
HOW MUCH: Tickets at thescreensf.com