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August 29th
seattle-times-logoThe Seattle Times Review
Song of the New Earth’ 3 stars
A heavy dose of mysticism drives this stimulating new documentary by Northwest-based filmmaker Ward Serrill, who won prizes for his 2006 basketball movie, “Heart of the Game.”
But whenever “Song of the New Earth” threatens to flirt with New Age clichés, Serrill grounds it with the true story of Tom Kenyon, a singer-musician, Brahms fan and Jungian seeker who grew up the son of a big-band singer and became a showbiz success on his own.
Through his music, and particularly his own freak voice (four octaves), Kenyon became fascinated with the relationship between sounds and the human brain.
He also claims to have made a connection with angels and advisers from Venus (illustrated with goofy animated sequences) who teach him about the nature of the cosmos.
Be that as it may (and the movie, which was shot partly on Orcas Island, invites you to be skeptical), Kenyon is no cockeyed optimist. He believes “we’re in a dark night of the soul right now,” and who would argue with him?
What saves him from becoming a humbug is a sense of humor and proportion. While he may believe in extraterrestrial forces, he’s not forcing those beliefs on the audience.
~John Hartl http://bit.ly/1tNqioo

January 21st
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Huffington Post “Top 10 Heartwarming Films of 2014” 

 

December 1st

natural awakeningsNatural Awakenings Review

 

November 28th

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Yogi Times Review

 
November 10th

om timesOm Times: “Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon”
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October 24th
10647158_10152637081675376_1893471486628214183_nLA Yoga Magazine Review



October 3rd
10661857_10152332774701516_2294465725963779763_oLocal-IQ.com Review


September 3rd

1904147_10151946093006441_885031589_nPort Townsend Leader Review

 

August 29th
the strangerThe Stranger Review
http://bit.ly/1zYKnba

 
July 23rd
examinerThe Examiner Review
http://exm.nr/1xrsyAo

 

July 20th
OMTimes_logoOm Times: Ward’s Article “Seven Secrets of Deep Listening


July 19th
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Rogue Valley Messenger Review
http://bit.ly/1jJZLGj

July 9th
america meditatingAmerica Meditating Interview on BlogTalkRadio
http://bit.ly/1tp0ErZ

July 7th
aware guideThe Aware Guide review
http://bit.ly/1r3QV67

July 6th
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Belief.net article
http://bit.ly/1kFNOwe

July 4th
OMTimes_logoOm Times article
http://bit.ly/Vn8YcD

June 29th 2014
spiritscience.netTheSpiritScience.net article
http://bit.ly/1mMYWY1

June 4th 2014
KEXP_Logo_HorizKEXP Review
http://bit.ly/1p7QRkM

May 16th 2014
seattle-times-logoThe Seattle Times Review

Song of the New Earth’ 3 stars
Filmed partly on Orcas Island, this world-premiere event is the work of local director Ward Serrill, who won prizes for his basketball documentary, “The Heart of the Game.” This heartfelt documentary couldn’t be more different. Managing to avoid New Age clichés for the most part, it’s an enthusiastic portrait of Tom Kenyon, the son of a Big Band singer, who became a professional musician, a versatile singer, a Brahms fan and a Jungian seeker who thinks we’re experiencing “a dark night of the soul right now.” Serrill and Kenyon plan to attend both SIFF screenings. 7 p.m. May 16 at Pacific Place; 3:30 p.m. May 17 at Pacific Place. — J.H.

May 15th 2014
the strangerThe Seattle Stranger Review
http://bit.ly/1m7yzim


May 8th 2014
New ConnexionNew Connexion Review
http://bit.ly/1jN3d0W 


May 1st 2014
SIFFSeattle International Festival Write-Up:
http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/song-of-the-new-earth

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2 Responses to Press

  1. Betsy Cullen says:

    Tried twice to pre-order movie. Would not respond after submitting order with all info. Please respond.

    Thank you,

    Betsy

    • Song of the New Earth says:

      Hi Betsy, I’m sorry to hear you’ve had trouble with your order. I want to remedy that asap and have sent you an email. Thanks, Sophie

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