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2016 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray will screen at Telluride Mountainfilm on May 27, 28, and 30, 2016. The documentary will screen at Nugget Theater. The film is directed by New York documentarian Jenny Carchman. Jenny Carchman has been making award-winning documentaries for theatrical release and broadcast television for the past twenty years. She’s produced films for PBS, CNN Films and HBO including several documentaries for Martin Scorsese.

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Synopsis by Mountainfilm.org.

Perhaps what’s most mesmerizing about this film by Jenny Carchman is how it peels back the layers of Ray’s persona without uncovering anything fraudulent. Ray proves to be an all-American naïf who drinks his own Kool-Aid and believes in the power of positive thinking, even after serving two years in prison and being released to a life of sharply reduced fame, fortune and influence. “There’s a lot of hubris that comes with being a savior,” Ray finally observes, managing to transform even the troubling saga of his own rise and fall into a simple parable of self-enlightenment.