College to Host Viewing of Happy – the movie, the movement.

Critically acclaimed film to be shown on April 15.

ADRIAN, Mich  (March 25, 2014) – Grammy winner Pharrell’s hit song “Happy” isn’t the only genre continuing to make vibes on the topic. Roko Belic, has been making waves with his heralded film, Happy. From the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, Happy investigates the meaning behind the most revered emotion: happiness.

On Tuesday, April 15, Adrian College will be hosting a screening of the film in the Adrian Tobias Room, adjacent to Ritchie Dining Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

This feature length documentary offers a glimpse at the true key to happiness through a journey of five continents, each providing the background for profound and remarkable stories of human emotion and scientific theory. The film poses the questions: Does money make you happy? Or is it your family, or even work? Does your culture and lifestyle value and celebrate happiness? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? Each answer provides a deeper understanding of the pursuit of a more fulfilling, healthier and, ultimately, happier life.

The unique evening will offer a buffet dinner and panel discussion with the movie, followed by a question and answer session. The event will begin with a reception at 5:15 p.m., with opening remarks shortly before a buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. The screening will begin around 6:20 p.m. Panelists will be introduced at the conclusion of the film.

Featured panelists are: Suzanne Helfer, Ph.D., associate professor & chair of psychology, and Monique Savage, M.S.W., director of counseling services, both from Adrian College. Toni Antonucci, Ph.D., associate vice president for research, social sciences and the humanities; program director and research professor, Institute for Social Research and professor of psychology at The University of Michigan will also participate in the discussion.

RSVP’s are requested by April 10, as seating is limited; please contact Sheri Wilt at swilt@adrian.edu, or by calling 517.265.5161 ext. 3888. Reservations can also be made online by visiting alumni.adrian.edu/events. Funding for the documentary film presentation has been made possible by Sage Foundation.

For more information about the film, visit thehappymovie.com.