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LIKE- The Movie Tuesday, February 26, 2019

LIKE- The Movie Part of the Community Film Forum


LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know? By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.

The producer’s goal for this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self regulate. It’s not about blame. It’s about looking in the mirror and empowering ourselves to create balance in our lives and to learn to be there for each other.


A panel discussion will follow the film compiled of community experts.



Ramaa Krishnan – Founder of Full Bloomed Lotus Center for Self-Awareness

Dr. Matt Dewar – Founder of JOURNEY 30K, English and Wellness Teacher–Lake Forest High School

Deborahanne Reimer – Individual and Family Therapist at The Family Recovery Center & The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology

Haley Banta – Junior at Lake Forest High School


Ramaa Krishnan was born and raised in India and comes from a line of traditional storytellers.  She has spent most of her adult life learning and developing and teaching approaches and techniques to calm the mind and train it to be a fit companion for the journey. In 2000, she began teaching others her unique practices. Her studio can be found in Wilmette, IL where she works with groups and individuals, and collaborates with like-minded teachers. As founder of Full Bloomed Lotus Center for Self-Awareness in Wilmette  IL, she has witnessed the deep and far-reaching impact of sharing wisdom in a community.  Her latest endeavor, Grow Through Mindfulness, (www.growthroughmindfulness. com)  a not-for-profit, furthers her dream to bring mindfulness into every household.


Dr. Matthew Dewar is the founder of JOURNEY 30K, an educational platform that utilizes wellness and mindfulness strategies to transform individuals and organizations. Matthew is also a high school teacher, well-being coordinator, and learning facilitator who has designed and implemented teacher professional development and school wellness curricula, including mindfulness programming for faculty and students. His work has been featured on TEDx, NPR, and the National Wellness Institute’s podcast. He is the author of Education and Well-Being: An Ontological Inquiry.


Deborahanne Reimer is a therapist at The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology in Lake Bluff, IL.  providing individual, family and group therapy to adolescents, adults, parents, and families challenged with many life issues; family/relationship conflict, mood disorders, substance abuse, self-injury, ADHD, anger management, self-esteem, self-expression, adjustment, and stages of life issues.  She is the Director of Early Intervention Programs at The Family Recovery Center, an Intensive Outpatient Program for youth and parents, where she facilitates the educational program ReGroup and Parent Skills Groups.  She worked as the Student Assistance Programs Coordinator at Lake Forest High School (LFHS) for the past 8 years designing, implementing and incorporating prevention and intervention programs into wellness curriculum. Deborahanne helped design and initiate LFHS programs focused on empowering students and developing peer leadership groups encouraging overall student wellness and mental health, and preventing alcohol/drug use.


This screening of the Community Film Forum is co-presented with Grow Through Mindfulness, CROYA and The Community Church of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.


The Community Film Forum is generously supported by the Jannotta Family through the Gorton Producer Program.

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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.