Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Feature Film Program

Monday Jul 11, 2016
7:30pmDoors Open
8:00PMLive Music by Mahogany
8:30PMFilm Begins
10:30PMQ&A with filmmaker Joe Berlinger and Tony Robbins
11:00PMAfter Party Sponsored by Stella Artois

The Bushwick Generator
(195-215 MOORE STREET, BROOKLYN NY, 11206)
195-215 Moore Street, Brooklyn NY, 11206
Enter at 195 Moore Street. L train to Morgan Avenue, or J/M trains to Flushing Avenue.


This Show Presented in Partnership With
The Bushwick Hotel & Inn
Stella Artois
The Williamsburg Hotel

Tony Robbins and Joe Berlinger in attendance! Go behind the scenes of renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins in a revelatory cinema verite by renowned director Joe Berlinger (the PARADISE LOST Trilogy).


Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (Joe Berlinger | USA | 115 min.)
Each year, over 2,500 people converge on Boca Raton, Florida, to spend six days with the life and business strategist Tony Robbins for his mammoth seminar Date with Destiny. For Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Robbins opened his doors to esteemed documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger for his twelfth feature documentary. Granted unprecedented access (Robbins has never previously admitted a camera crew to the seminar), Berlinger treats audiences to the actual, visceral experience of joining the ecstatic temporary community for six life-changing days in the company of the larger-than-life Robbins, filled with theatrics, blaring music, meditation, tears, heartbreaking public confessions and laughter. Going behind-the-scenes to capture the intricate design and production of a Date With Destiny, this film is an emotional tour-de-force of cinéma vérité that pulls back the curtain on Tony Robbins and unveils the inner-workings of this mega event, its zealous participants and the man himself.


Mahogany incorporates elements of postpunk, psych, disco, classical + electronica into futuristic, architectural, symphonic compositions. Collaborators Andrew Prinz + Jaclyn Slimm interweave vocals, dual 12-string guitars, drum machines, samplers, digital + modular synthesis with live MIDI sequencing, performed + mixed in stereo along with video projections for a cumulative effect known as the ‘hypercube.’

“Mahogany are a brave exception.” — NME
“Mahogany never fall back on atmospherics alone. As gorgeous as these sounds are, they always seem to have a place within the greater plan of the song.” PITCHFORK

“You’ve got it all with this one: sexy French cooing from Prinz’s partner and muse Jaclyn Slimm, celli, ballerinas, train tracks and most of all, a three-part saga that sometimes harkens back to the electronic period output of Factory Records artists such as Section 25.” — ARTROCKER

“International collective Mahogany offers danceable yet highly intricate art pop. The band’s lush arrangements nod to classic prog and psych, but the music maintains a futuristic feel.” —TIMEOUT NY

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