Ireland Welcomes Encore Film Screenings of Award-Winning ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Film and its Director Nov 22 – Dec 8
DUBLIN – Can an award-winning film that presents the Dalai Lama’s transformational wisdom in action truly change audiences who watch it? How can the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion lead to a “Quantum Leap” from the head to the heart?
After 12 film festival awards, thousands of screenings around the world, and hundreds of inspiring filmmaker Q&A’s, audiences this winter in Ireland will experience those answers for themselves, as the Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Film and its director Khashyar Darvich travel to Ireland in November and December 2012 to begin a 2 week Irish screening and Director Q&A tour, after a very successful earlier 10 city tour of Ireland last July.
Because of the success of the previous Irish film screenings, the Irish Government’s film council, Access Cinema, invited Darvich and the film back to Ireland for additional screenings so that more Irish audiences would be able to see and experience the inspiring film and thought-provoking Director Q&A.
Recently appearing on the Irish national Newstalk radio program ‘Shenanigans’ with radio host Sila, Director Darvich commented about his experience with the Dalai Lama, which includes two interviews with the Tibet Spiritual Leader: “The Dalai Lama has a palpable powerful presence that you can feel, whether you are sitting in a room with him, or are in a stadium with 20,000.”
Featuring the Dalai Lama, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, the film tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to the Himalayan Mountains of India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world’s problems. What happened was powerful and unexpected, and was captured by a five camera, 18 person crew.
The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit theatrical documentary What the Bleep Do We Know, Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in Dalai Lama Renaissance are Michael Beckwith (who appears in The Secret), radio host and author Thom Hartmann, revolutionary social scientist Jean Houston, Vandana Shiva (social activist, The Corporation), and other prominent thinkers.
Amy Wong of LA Yoga Magazine writes: “it is a stunning tour-de-force [and an] intimate glimpse into the Dalai Lama’s life.”
Film Critic John Griffin of the Montreal Gazette calls Dalai Lama Renaissance “a provocative, even enlightening film… fascinating, ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing.”
Film Threat Magazine’s Rick Kisonak said Dalai Lama Renaissance is a “comedy sensation,” adding, “I can’t remember the last time a movie made me laugh so hard.”
Audiences around the world have shared that the film screening and Q&A by Director Khashyar Darvich is more like a transformational event than just a film screening.
“Be prepared to leave the Dalai Lama Renaissance event a different person than when you first arrived,” commented Debbie from a screening during the film’s Australian’s tour. “I was thoroughly inspired by both the film and Khashyar Darvich’s Q&A.”
“I look forward to returning to Ireland,” says Director Khashyar Darvich, “to share the film with Irish audiences, as well as speaking with them about the inner journey of personal transformation, in the presence of the Dalai Lama, that was captured in the film.”
The previous July 10-city Irish film and director tour was organized and hosted by Neil Steedman of ‘Tibet House – Young Generation.’ Steedman has also organized events with the Dalai Lama in Ireland during each of the revered Tibetan leader’s Ireland visits.
“The possibility presented of bringing ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ and Director Khashyar Darvich for the film’s Dublin premiere… was an opportunity not to be missed,” says Steedman. “The Dalai Lama’s message of universal responsibility, the importance of individual action for inner growth, compassion for all beings, and positivity is one that will resonate with audiences in Dublin and countrywide.”
Dalai Lama Renaissance has screened in cinemas in several countries around the world.
The current film tour schedule includes:
- Nov 22 – Naul, Co. Dublin – Venue: The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre
- Nov 26 – Belmullet, Co. Mayo – Venue: Aras Inis Gluaire
- Nov 27 – Castlebar, Co. Mayo – Venue: Linenhall Arts Centre
- Dec 1 – Dundee (Scotland) – Venue: Nilupul Centre
- Dec 3 – Waterford – Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre
- Dec 4 – Cork – Venue: University College Cork (UCC) Boole3
- Dec 5 – Bandon, Co. Cork – Venue: Bandon Film Club (Brogans Inn)
- Dec 6 – Clonakilty, Co. Cork – Venue: Clonakilty Film Club (The Park Cinema)
- Dec 8 – Dublin 2 – Venue: The Chester Beatty Library
- Dec 9 – Bantry - Venue: Maritime hotel
(Detailed ticket and venue info is at the bottom of this page)
You may watch the trailer for the film, at: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com, or on the film's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/DalaiLamaFilm
If you are interested in hosting a film screening and Director Q&A, or know of a cinema or organization that might be interested in hosting a film screening event, please contact Wakan Films at: Bookings (at) DalaiLamaFilm (dot) com.
“Dalai Lama Renaissance” Film Trailer:
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