Interview with CinéWomen

With its unforgettable imagery, "Saturn Saved Me" is an overwhelming emotional experience. Sharon Smith delicately weaves past and present in her deeply penetrating film, mixing autobiography and emotional intensity to create a touching, acute meditation on the...

What Puts the Spirit in Spiritual Films?

SPIRITUAL PRACTICES, EXPERIENCES AND consciousness expansion, in general, are at levels unseen since the 1970s and many recent films are responding to that. Not surprisingly, the term “spiritual film” is being bandied about. But what exactly does it mean?  Read more...

Interview Coming!

"We have been really impressed with your documentary, and we appreciate the way you explore the East-West dichotomy, as well as your expressive cinematography and clear story telling reminding us of Werner Herzog's early work" An excerpt from CineWomen's invitation...

Screening 1/11 at the Helen Mills Theater

Thanks to all of the Indiegogo contributors, the campaign was a great success with approximately $22,000 raised.  I am over the moon about this and so grateful to you. Now comes the fun! The screening and reception for backers of "Saturn Saved Me"  is on Sunday,...

Recent Interviews with Sharon!

Check out some recent interviews with Sharon about the film: http://crowdfundingcast.tk/crowdfunding-cast-episode-096-saturn-saved-me/ http://yogacitynyc.com/articles/WeeklyDetails/994...

Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign

Dear Friends, Lots of news! "Saturn Saved Me" is 54% funded!  Although the Indiegogo tally reads 38%,I have received over $4000 in checks bringing the total to 54% ($13,580). Click here to read YogaCity's interview with me about the film. Check out the "News"...

Do You Believe in Magic?

One of the most notable things about Indian astrology is the use of various remedies to neutralize difficult planetary influences. Stones, mantras, poojas (ceremonies), plants, and colors are all part of the astrological pharmacopeia. I fell into the camp of...

Finding the Astrologers

Astrology is integrated into daily life and many Indians have their marriages arranged astrologically either directly by the astrologer or with his blessing. They also do their spiritual ceremonies as well as other important events like moving into a new home or...

Just the facts, Madam

Astrologer Veena Satpute told me about the “Naadi Leaf” reader in Poona who could tell me all about my life from characters written on an ancient palm leaf. This is how it works. If it was written in your destiny to find this extraordinary information, there is...

What The F***!

From The Greatness of Saturn by Robert Svoboda - Lord Saturn is tall, black, long-limbed, and emaciated, with reddish-brown eyes, large teeth and nails, prominent veins, a sunken stomach, a long beard, matted locks, and profuse coarse, stiff body hair. He is lame and...

Why India? And why Indian Astrology?

Many people have asked me why I went to India to make my film. For me as well as many others, India remains an exotic mecca of spirituality. And despite its efforts to move itself firmly into the 21st century, India is still the home of meditation and yoga and...

What about astrology?

Pre-internet, astrology was still the domain of misfits and eccentrics and I considered myself a member of the tribe. I’ve been an astrology buff most of my life, but in a dark period in my late 20’s, I got serious about it. A local astrologer, Jeffrey Geist, told me...

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