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First Film Forum on Petit Jean Mountain Noted Hollywood Insiders to Teach


he Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will host its first Film Forum entitled, “Adventures in the Art of Filmmaking,” March 8 to11

atop Petit Jean Mountain. The Film Forum is open to everyone, from film professionals, professors and students to enthusiasts seeking a better understanding of the art, craft, and business of film. his Film Forum will bring together an

outstanding assembly of well-known actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, and acting coaches to explore the many facets of American filmmaking. Christy Carpenter, WRI’s chief executive officer says, “With this Film Forum, the Institute is launching a new series of weekend experiences designed for people keen to delve more deeply into artistic, cultural, and intellectual interest.”

For more information, visit or contact Angie York at 501-727-6257.

Ozark Mountains Campus Offers Retreats, Transformational Ministry and Mystery School Trainings


012 brings new classes, workshops and events to Sancta Sophia, an accredited interfaith seminary and mystery school of ageless wisdom located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Beginning in March, special weekend workshops offer interesting topics to visitors looking for retreat opportunities at this unique school campus in a lovely little wooded village. Offerings in March include a meditative movement workshop based on Gabrielle

Roth’s 5 Rythyms, a silent retreat and an introduction to disaster assistance work. Sancta Sophia is dedicated to the encouragement of personal spiritual growth,

transformation, the evolution of consciousness, and the preparation of world servers. The new focus on Chaplaincy programs, including the Masters of Divinity degree, highlights the need for interfaith ministers in the world today serving in hospitals and hospice agencies, as well as offering support and comfort to those in stages of crisis and trauma due to natural disasters such as tornadoes or wildfires. The school a flexible blend of online and on-campus courses allowing students to study at home while continuing their responsibilities to work and family.

Sancta Sophia is located in eastern Oklahoma near Tahlequah, OK and is about the same driving distance from Central Arkansas as Fayetteville. All classes and events at Sancta Sophia are open to the public. To find out more, visit, call 800-386-7161, or email See ad page 9.

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