Mindwalk — The Screenplay

I am very happy to announce the publication of the Screenplay of Mindwalk, the film based on my book The Turning Point, created and directed by my brother Bernt Capra. In addition to the Screenplay (co-written by Floyd Byars and myself), the book contains Director’s Notes by Bernt and a Scientific Commentary in which I explore the film’s scientific ideas in some depth.

We are publishing this book to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film festival. Since its release in 1991, Mindwalk has become a cult classic, shown not only in theaters but in countless college courses and business seminars.

Patterned after Galileo Galilei’s classic Dialogue Concerning the Two Principal World Systems, the film features a physicist (Liv Ullmann), a politician (Sam Waterston), and a poet (John Heard) who meet on the tidal island of Mont Saint Michel in France and spend a day in scientific, philosophical, and political discussions. The implications of the profound change of paradigms from a mechanistic to a systemic and ecological worldview, which lies at the heart of Mindwalk, are even more relevant today than they were thirty years ago when we made the film.

You can order a copy of the book directly from the publisher Pablo Capra, Brass Tacks Press (www.brasstackspress.com).