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    Thursday, September 28, 2023

    Screening ‘Covid Karma’

    An experimental documentary/comedy filmed in southeastern Connecticut will be screened Monday at Mystic Luxury Cinemas.

    “Covid Karma” is based on actual events, when Indian filmmaker Biju Viswanath was stranded in America for five months during the first part of the pandemic, with Christopher Annino, a firefighter turned pro wrestler.

    According to the film’s publicity, “While in quarantine, Biju repeatedly attempts to make films, to cope with his anxiety. The filmmaking process teaches Biju about his own disabilities and the screwed-up ways karma works. … The purpose of this film is to raise mental health awareness and promote the suicide Crisis lifeline and to remind those who suffer from anxiety and depression that they are not alone.”

    After the screening, there will be a short Q&A.

    In addition, Black Bear Karate Dojo in Stonington will do a presentation on karate’s mental-health benefits.

    An afterparty will start around 8 p.m. at Angie’s Pizza in Mystic.

    “Covid Karma,” 6 p.m. Monday, Mystic Luxury Cinemas, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic; mysticluxurycinemas.com.

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