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Film: "Awakening in Taos" by Mark Gordon

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7 pm to 8:30 pm

3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

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Join us for a screening of Mark Gordon’s documentary, "Awakening in Taos," which tells the story of Mabel Dodge Luhan’s personal evolution as a writer, salon hostess, art patroness and social activist and a resident of New Mexico.

Q&A with Mark Gordon will follow the screening. Free and open to the public

Awakening in Taos

Born in Buffalo, New York, Mabel was a woman unique to her time. Her influence extended into the world of arts, music, literature and activism for social change. In her late 30s, she experienced a life-altering arrival at a small town in Northern New Mexico and embraced a Native culture in a way that seized the attention of the artistic and literary world. 

In this present age of environmental crisis and social change, we believe the time has come to reawaken the issues for which Mabel Dodge Luhan campaigned with her heart and mind. The human wisdom and beauty she found and fostered in a small but stunning edge of the American frontier need to be powerfully represented to the world.

Mark Gordon, Director/Writer

Awakening in Taos is a labor of love for Director/Writer Mark Gordon. He fell in love with the Mabel Dodge Luhan story years ago when he read Edge of Taos Desert and realized that bringing this story to a wide audience through PBS was his personal calling. Mark Gordon is a fine artist, graphic designer, photographer, web developer, and independent filmmaker. He is CEO of Vision Marketing Associates and CEO of


The hour-long documentary was produced with support from the New Mexico PBS affiliate and Recursos de Santa Fe Foundation in Santa Fe. Photography and Editing by Bob Willis Music by Kevin MacLeod. Produced by Mark Gordon, Jill Drinkwater, Pat Hall, Tom McCarthy and Katie Peters. Learn more at

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