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Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – February 2019

The Big Sick - Lionsgate, 2017

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – February 2019 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”   This month’s selection is The Big Sick. Comedian Kumail Nanjiani’s true story of falling for Emily against his family’s strict cultural tradition, and his struggle to navigate his own feelings and both families’ opinions after…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – January 2019

Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2018

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – January 2019 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”   This month’s selection is Can You Ever Forgive Me?  The true story of bestselling biographer Lee Israel, who in the grip of a severe career slump channeled her considerable talent to literary forgery.…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – December 2018

Captain Fantastic - Bleeker Street 2016

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – December 2018 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”   This month’s selection is Captain Fantastic.  The patriarch of a family living off the land in the Pacific Northwest experiences judgment and deep disdain of his parenting when circumstance requires a return to…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – November 2018

Pride - CBS Films, 2014

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – November 2018 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”   This month’s selection is Pride  The triumphant true story of a London LGBTQ community center who recognized the suffering of striking Welsh miners and rallied to their aid. Dir. Matthew Warchus. Perf. Ben Schnetzer,…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – October 2018

Paterson - Amazon Studios : Bleeker Street Media, 2016

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – October 2018 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”   This month’s selection is Paterson. It’s an exquisite character study of a bus driving poet and his gentle walk through life’s ups and downs. Dir. Jim Jarmusch (also wrote). Perf. Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie.…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – September 2018

Lars and the Real Girl - MGM, 2007

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – September 2018 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”     This month’s selection is Lars and the Real Girl. A sweet yet socially anxious man deeply concerns his family when he brings home his new girlfriend: a life sized doll named Bianca.…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – August 2018

Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo & Keira Knightley - The Weinstein Company, 2013

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – August 2018 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”     This month’s selection is Begin Again. It’s the story of a music producer down on his luck for largely self-inflicted reasons, who meets an unknown songwriter facing the crossroad decisions that arrive…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – July 2018

Joy - Fox 2000 Pictures 2015

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – July 2018 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”   This month’s selection is Joy. The true story of inventor and megawatt entrepreneur Joy Mangano’s struggle to bring her Miracle Mop to market against major opposition. Directed by David O. Russell (also wrote).…

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – June 2018

A Halogram for the King - Roadside Attractions

Kaleidoscope Movie Magic – June 2018 Kaleidoscope group member Lisa Elin of ReelHappiness.com shares her Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy through a write-up called “Kaleidoscope Group Movie Magic.”     This month’s selection is A Hologram for the King. Still struggling to regain his footing after a career failure, an American businessman travels to Saudi Arabia to pitch a new technology to…