Excepts from the Daily Evolver Dialogs
… a weekly conversation on an integral view of current events, with Jeff Salzman and David Riordan, published by Integral Life.

This week’s Daily Evolver focuses on Terry Malick’s much discussed film, “The Tree of Life” starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. This film has received lots of praise from critics and the Palme d’Or for best picture at the Cannes film festival. The public has either loved or walked out of this film.

In this conversation, David and I look whether “Tree of Life” attempts to portray an Integral worldview as it focuses on a traditional family living in Waco, Texas in the 50’s, then a grand cosmic segment that begins with the big bang and follows the evolution of life on earth up through the dinosaurs, and then hones in on Sean Penn’s existential crisis as he finds his material success is simply not enough. Is this film a postmodern portrait of the desire for love, or does it push into higher developmental ground as Malick attempts to work out his relationship with God?

Warning: light spoilers ahead.

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(Update 8/26/11: Wow, just read the best review of Tree of Life I’ve seen anywhere. The source: none other than Focus on the Family! Check it out here)

Listen to short segment below. To listen to the full audio, please visit www.IntegralLife.com or click here: http://integrallife.com/node/108938