ABOUT THE FILM:
Q and A to follow with JJ and Desiree Hurtak and Alan Steinfeld
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Jonathan Berman
Calling All Earthlings is the first film to explore the Integratron, an electromagnetic dome near Joshua Tree. George Van Tassel, a 1940’s Howard Hughes confidante, claims inspiration through alien contact and Nikola Tesla in creating his Integratron, which would revolutionize our workings of both time and energy. FBI agents work against Van Tassel and the communities who soon gather. The story is told by his relatives and neighbors, skeptics and believers, scientists, healers, and artists.
Subject Featured in Film
Daniel and Matt Boone, George Van Tassel’s relatives/ neighbors; Nancy and Joanne Karl, Stewards of the Integratron;
JJ and Desiree Hurtak, The Academy for Future Science;
Eric Burdon, Singer for The Animals & War, and Van Tassel fan
Valerie BrightHeart, Joshua Tree community healer and leader
Art Kunkin, Founder of the Los Angeles Free Press and life extension experimenter;
Ernest Siva, Tribal Historian of the Morongo Indians
Dr. Thomas Valone, Integrity Research Institute
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER:
Jonathan Berman began as an assistant editor in film in New York working on genre films, documentaries, and independent features. As a director, his non-fiction films explore subculture and challenge identity. Commune (2006), featuring Peter Coyote is the first modern documentary film to reexamine Sixties counterculture through communal living; My Friend Paul (2000) focuses upon bank robbery, mental health and friendship; his first film The Shvitz (1994) is an NEA supported release about traditional New York steambaths. Berman is an Associate Professor of film and video at Cal State San Marcos and lives in Los Angeles.
Price: Event is included with Weekend Pass