Thursday, January 27, 2005
Key points ° Indigo: The Movie ° 7 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 p.m. Sunday ° Bristol Hall, Room 204, at Colorado Mountain College ° $10 (half of the proceeds will be donated to the Women's Foundation of Colorado) ° Tickets are available in advance by calling 846-9780
There is a group of people who believe in a phenomenon called the Indigo Child, a kind of child who often is diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Indigo Children often frustrate their caregivers, and many such children end up with prescriptions of Ritalin.
This weekend, Windhorse of the Rockies Women's Circle will be presenting a new film titled "Indigo: The Movie," which explains how a parent can recognize whether they have an Indigo Child and what they should do.
"Indigo: The Movie" will be released nationwide Saturday, in private showings much like the one being held in Steamboat Springs.
The film, directed by Stephen Simon, premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival, and tickets sold out in less than four hours, according to a press release.
Releasing "Indigo" nationwide is the director's way of gauging the interest among audiences in more spiritual films, said Sheri Benson, Windhorse of the Rockies facilitator. She was encouraged by the large audience for "What the BLEEP do we know?", another movie with a spiritual message.
"We're talking about movies with storylines that also have a feel-good message," Benson said. "It goes back to the days of shamanic storytelling."
The Indigo Child is an enlightened child, Benson said. "They are spiritually aware and connected to life.
"There is a belief that they are going to shift everything. This is the first generation of Indigo Children, and they are just waiting for us to be ready to hear their message."
Indigo Children are psychic. They are healers.
"They have something to tell us," Benson said. "Instead, adults tell them to quiet down."
The copy of "Indigo" that will be screened in Steamboat inclues a 15-minute segment at the beginning and at the end that focuses on who the Indigo Children are and answers the questions, "Why are so many of our brightest kids being diagnosed with ADD?" and "Are there proven working alternatives to Ritalin?"
The movie itself tells the story of a family that makes mistakes until one member finally listens to their Indigo Child, Benson said. "Their lives are changed through forgiveness and redemption."
The film ended up in Steamboat because Benson got a call from the producer asking her whether she would be interested in showing it.
After she agreed, she started receiving calls from people in Boulder, Fort Collins and Vail who want to see the movie. Screenings on the Front Range are sold out, she said.