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CONSCIOUS CINEMA abusive alcoholic father (Jorge Perugorría). And, in the moving biopic “Milk” (2008), Sean Penn gives an Oscar-winning performance in his portrayal of San Francisco City Councilman Harvey Milk, who overcame prejudice (and the odds) to become the first openly gay politician elected to a major public office in the country. notably the construction of more than 500 schools in poor Black communities in the American South at a time when most minority children had virtually no access to educational opportunities. Rosenwald obviously didn’t have to do this, but he sincerely believed it was the right thing to do, and the results speak for themselves. Now that’s integrity. Being honest with ourselves may not always be easy, but, when we make the effort to do so in forming the beliefs and intents we employ to create the reality we experience, we frequently relish the outcomes. Fortunately, we have many good examples to draw from, too, when seeking sources of inspiration. Let’s just make sure we follow those leads. Copyright © 2016, by Brent Marchant. All rights reserved. Most importantly, though, when we follow through on our integrity to do the right thing, we can attain miraculous results. This is evidenced in the inspiring biopic “The Express” (2008), which follows the experiences of Syracuse University running back Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), who overcame racial prejudice and personal challenges to lead his team to the national collegiate football championship. He also became the first African-American to win college football’s coveted Heisman Trophy. This confident, “can do” spirit also typifies the narrative of “Rosenwald” (2015), the documentary chronicle of Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald, who firmly believed in the notion of “giving back.” He used his considerable wealth to sponsor major philanthropic undertakings, most 48 | New Consciousness Review A lifelong movie fan and longtime student of metaphysics, Brent Marchant is the award-winning author of Get the Picture?!: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies (http:// booklaunch.io/brent%20 marchant/get-the-picture) and Consciously Created Cinema: The Movie Lover’s Guide to the Law of Attraction (http:// booklaunch.io/brent%20marchant/consciously-created-cinema), books that provide a reader-friendly look at how the practice of “conscious creation” (also known as “the law of attraction”) is illustrated through film. Brent maintains an ongoing blog (http://brentmarchantsblog. blogspot.com) about metaphysical cinema and other self-empowerment topics through his web site (www.BrentMarchant.com). He is also Featured Contributor for Smart Women’s Empowerment (http://www.smartwomensempowerment.org) and Movie Correspondent for The Good Radio Network (http://www.thegoodradionetwork.com/). His additional writing credits have included contributions to Library Journal, BeliefNet, VividLife magazine, New Age News and Master Heart Magazine. Hear Brent as movie review radio correspondent on Frankiesense & More (http://toginet.com/shows/frankiesenseandmore/) and on New Consciousness Review’s Reviewers Roundtable (www.ncreview. com). He’s a frequent guest on various Internet and broadcast radio shows, as well as a regular presenter at conscious creation conferences. Brent holds a B.A. in magazine journalism and history from Syracuse University.