A HOLE IN THE HEAD To Be Featured in New York City, April 30


The documentary A HOLE IN THE HEAD will be featured screening in the New Filmmakers Festival’s NIGHT OF FANTASY & HORROR, at the Anthology Archive, 32 Second Ave., New York City, on April 30, at 6 PM. Admission for the night is $5.  The phone number is 212-505-5181, and the web site is http://www.newfilmmakers.com.

A HOLE IN THE HEAD is a documentary, produced by filmmaker/musician/writer/cargo cult Messiah Cevin Soling about “trepanation: the process of boring a hole in the skull in order to improve one’s cranial health.”   Trepanation is used by people in the United Kingdom, the United States and the Netherlands to attain a higher level of consciousness, and was used by the ancient Egyptians, Incas and other cultures to improve brain function.  The movie presents interviews with neurosurgeons and anthropologists on the history, medicine, and beliefs of trepanation.

Soling was inspired to create A HOLE IN THE HEAD after reading a MUSICIAN magazine interview with Paul McCartney, in which the Beatles member said John Lennon suggested they both get trepanned.  Soling says, “Lennon was always on the look out for all sorts of ways to ‘expand consciousness’ and exercise demons while McCartney, who was also curious, tended to be more skeptical, as he was in this instance.”   The subject reappeared for Soling when he read Donna Kossy’s book, KOOKS, which told him that “while the practice is extremely unconventional, there might actually be some benefit.”

As Soling is intrigued by intellectual potential, and learned that skulls, dating back 10,000 years, have been found with holes drilled in them, he decided to study trepanation from prehistoric history to current times.

 A HOLE IN THE HEAD is now available for mail order as a DVD via Cevin at http://www.holeintheheadmovie.com.  This film, which was created in 1998 and broadcast on the Discovery Channel, is about “trepanation: the process of boring a hole in the skull to improve one’s mental health.”  A HOLE IN THE HEAD won the Best Documentary Award at both the Atlantic City Film Festival and the Brooklyn International Film Festival.  The DVD is $14.95 plus s&h.