Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704
Date ~ June 14th, 2016 Tuesday Evening
Time ~ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm All sessions free of charge
ABOUT THE FILM: BOREDOM
Ever heard of “being bored to death?” There just might be some truth to it as described in the film, BOREDOM.
Directed by Albert Nereberg in 2012, the film’s breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress. It also can be very harmful. Perhaps the powers that be would rather you not know that, especially if you’re inside some kind of educational institution or dead-end job.
Are we actually more bored in today’s society, surrounded by stimulating media; or does the media save us from this state of lethargy and disinterest? Explore how boredom actually produces stress and discover that MRI technology has shown that being bored actually speeds up the brain process and increases heart rate to a detrimental level.
Despite being satirical in tone, this film also examines how boredom negatively impacts education nationwide and how it can even play a large part in addiction and more obviously, risk-taking. In this entertaining romp, director Albert Nerenberg blows the lid off the boredom conspiracy and reveals an American culture that not only tolerates boredom but actually promotes it. Thankfully before the film ends; the audience will learn a simple yet effective cure for boredom.
Light refreshments served.