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ON DEMAND For Schools and Community Groups.
ON DEMAND For Personal Consumer Home Use.


December 26, 27, 28, 2013 at 9pm (USA)

January 18 and 19, 2014 at 9pm Local Time (Asia): Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Hong Kong Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Guam, Philippines,Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam)


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“If you want a decent film to be made about your life someday, try to grow up in a place — Winchester, Tenn., in Templeton’s case — that will allow a niece to recall, “In Winchester at that time, you could go into a hardware store and buy sticks of dynamite,” then tell stories about how as a kid you were known for blowing stuff up. And when you’re a little older and have found your way to a prominent university, you’ll seem much cooler than other future titans of finance if that same niece (Avery Lloyd by name) can say, “Uncle Johnny was gambling his way through Yale to make ends meet.” Beware, however, leaving a granddaughter (Hillary Brooks) the opportunity to note, “He probably wore the same lime-green suit for about 24 years…” These days, when finance barons are more often in the news for the most unspiritual of pursuits, it’s a legacy that seems all the more singular.” – Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times.  Read the article.

“John Templeton is well known for his investing acumen – and less well known for his investment in spiritual ideals. But a new documentary, Contrarian, weaves his two passions into a single narrative that details an impressive man who brought together theologians and scientists to explore what he called “new spiritual information.” Though he was often criticized for his interest in spirituality, the 21st century has vindicated him: The National Institutes of Health is studying his ideals in the context of warring nations.” – Christian Science Monitor Top Pick. Read the article.

“What feminism and entrepreneurship have in common…three life lessons film maker Mary Mazzio learned from famed investor John Templeton” – Dorie Clark, Forbes. Read the article.

Contrarian is a fascinating documentary produced with a delicate sense of grace  ” – Dr. Ted Baehr, Read the article

“an incredible documentary… inspiring” – Joyce Kaufman, The Joyce Kaufman Show.  

“Filmmaker Mary Mazzio has what we call at Movie Reviews and More, the 4 E’s. This movie is Educational, Entertaining, Enthusiastic and Energetic.” – Brian Sebastian, Movie Reviews & More.

Bahamas International Film Festival – December 6, 2013 at 5:30pm

Sneak Peak with Director Mary Mazzio at Renaissance Weekend in Charleston SC

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