Be The Change Film Series


Choose 5:00 pm or  7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 21


Simcoe Street Theatre (across from the Collingwood Library)

What Film: You Are What You Act

Can you really fake it until you make it? You Are What You Act proposes a potential revolutionary new health trend by asking what influences us more: our minds or our bodies? What has a greater effect: thinking positive or acting positive? Could smiling make you happier? Could changing your posture make you more confident? Could pretending to be in love actually save your relationship? Could Hollywood superstars like Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lawrence actually be more likely to save someone’s life because the do it in their movies?…. Filmmaker Albert Nerenberg answers all of these questions and more by taking us on a journey through interpersonal communication. Leading psychologists in embodied cognition demonstrate fascinating psychological exercises with amazing results. You may be astonished to learn that these same psychological exercises are also used in theatre and performance classes! You Are What You Act is a joyful look at the ways we can train our minds and bodies to surpass the status quo.


There will be a marketplace of local vendors sponsoring the event, and food and drink from the Collingwood Food Coop just down the hall. Enjoy organic popcorn sold by the Collingwood Collegiate Institute’s GAIA (student environmental activists). Between films, enjoy music courtesy of Classical 1029 FM.

To buy tickets ($10 adults, $5 youth, $50 for 6 season tickets), visit The Rock Shop, 179 Hurontario Street, in Collingwood (cash only) or purchase online at


As the socially and environmentally conscious Be The Change Film Series enters its second decade, it turns its attention to local youth. Our youth are the future—they are the ones we need to empower to Be The Change in the world.

The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation is working together along with other community partners to provide the audience with a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of some of the most important ecological and social justice issues facing our local area and the communities of planet Earth. Proceeds from BTC will benefit The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, a longstanding, local, environment-focused charity.

About BTC11:

The Be The Change Film Series, presented by Locations North – Royal LePage, is designed to unite the Collingwood and surrounding communities around a variety of global environmental and social issues. Provocative, carefully chosen films are selected around themes such as growing food sustainably, resource extraction and climate change.

Read up on films, see trailers, buy tickets at