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The feature documentary film ‘WALK WITH ME’ is playing at Red Bank’s Bow Tie Cinemas on November 8 at 7:30pm. ‘WALK WITH ME,’ narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. “Heartfelt, if not entirely satisfying, Walk With Me provides an up-close glimpse of the life of devotion, focusing on the monks and nuns who live at a rural monastery led by Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.” – The Hollywood Reporter Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life. “A moving and wonderful film.” - Alejandro G. Iñárritu Special event screening tickets are available now here: DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com/WalkWithMe.   This screening of ‘WALK WITH ME’ is being hosted by Dean’s Natural Food Market in partnership with KYDS and Mary’s Place By The Sea. Following the film, a meditation will be led by KYDS, and all attendees will receive a complimentary gift bag, courtesy of Dean’s Natural Food Market. “The documentary shows the essence of our organization by going within through practices of mindfulness and compassion. KYDS is happy to be a part of the screening and meditation.” - Mychal Mills, co-founder of KYDS  “The mission of Dean’s Natural Food Market is to help raise the consciousness of those in our communities. This applies not only to the food we eat, but also to the way we interact with one another and the way we treat our environment. Regardless of one’s religious preference, any opportunity to create more awareness in life can bring a greater sense of meaning and purpose.  “We are excited to share Walk with Me to our community in hopes of facilitating positive change.” – Dean Nelson, owner of Dean’s Natural Food Market  "At Mary's Place by the Sea, we have seen the way that mindfulness and meditation have positively impacted women with all forms, and in all stages, of cancer. We believe in the power of the mind-body-soul connection, and the role it plays in our guests' healing journey." - Michele Gannon, President and Co-Founder, Mary's Place by the Sea.  "We at Mary's Place are thrilled that Dean's Natural Market has invested in this special showing of Walk with Me. We are pleased to see them promoting mindfulness in our local community." - Maria McKeon, Vice President and Co-Founder, Mary's Place by the Sea  ###About WALK WITH ME 2017, United Kingdom, Unrated, 94 min.Directed and produced by Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis. Featuring Thich Nhat Hanh. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. In English, Vietnamese, and French with English subtitles. A Gathr Films and Kino Lorber Release.  About Dean’s Natural Food MarketBased in New Jersey, Dean’s Natural Food Market specializes in providing the best selection of 100% organic produce, all-natural groceries, an award-winning organic juice bar and deli, and a full selection of vitamins and supplements. Dean’s opened its first location in Ocean Township in 1996, its second in Shrewsbury, NJ in 2004, its third in Basking Ridge in 2012, and its fourth in Chester in 2016. To learn more about Dean’s Natural Food Market, visit their website at www.deansnaturalfoodmarket.com.  About KYDSKonscious Youth Development & Service (KYDS) is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing holistic balance to communities. The organization was founded in the Fall of 2014 by Mychal Mills and Rodney Salomon, two passionate individuals looking to support youth through the body, mind and soul. They intend to provide techniques of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga attained from their own personal journey as well as various educational and professional resources available. For more information, visit www.konscious.org.  About Mary’s Place by the SeaMary’s Place by the Sea is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women who are receiving treatment for cancer. They provide services that complement their medical treatment, including oncology massages, nutrition education, individual counseling, expressive writing, reflexology, Reiki, guided meditation, prayer, and yoga...at no cost to their guests. Their integrative services provide their guests rest and support during this challenging time in their lives. They are empowered with knowledge that will aid them on their road to healing. For more information visit https://www.marysplacebythesea.org.